This week I introduce you to Porto Alegre, the capital of Rio Grande do Sul, the 5th most popular, and the southernmost state in Brazil. It is the birthplace of famous people like the supermodel Gisele Bündchen, the soccer player Ronaldinho Gaúcho* and Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari. The state is the home of Beira Rio stadium, with capacity for 48,849 soccer fans, it will host 5 games during the World Cup.
*Gaúcho is the name given to those born in Rio Grande do Sul and have a particular culture and lifestyle that you only see in that state of Brazil.
|Porto Alegre by Revista Viajar|
There is a lot to see in this beautiful state, and I will make sure to tell it all.
Airport: Salgado Filho International Airport
Distance from other capitals:
- Curitiba - 714 km
- São Paulo - 1122 km
- Rio de Janeiro - 1573 km
- Belo Horizonte - 1724 km
- Brasília - 2113 km
Weather: Because of its location on the south, Rio Grande do Sul tends to be, most of the time, colder than other capitals during the months of winter, June, July and August. In some cases we can even experience some light snow. Click here to check the climate in Porto Alegre.
|Beira Rio Stadium by copa2014rs|
- 15 June - France x Honduras
- 18 June - Australia x Netherlands
- 22 June - Korea Republic x Algeria
- 25 June - Nigeria x Argentina
- 30 June - Round of 16 - 1G x 2H
*After the groups have been decided, on December 6th, the information above about the games will be updated.
To learn more about other host cities and stadiums click here.