The Port of Rio Grande is located on the Rio Grande River about eight miles from the mouth of the river.
Cruise schedule for Rio Grande.
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Rio Grande ( "Large River") is the oldest city in the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul and also the former state capital from 1835 to 1845. It is the most important port city in the state and has one of the most important maritime ports in Brazil.
Rio Grande, as the name suggests, is a littoral city, which boasts what many call the longest beach in the world—the Praia do Cassino. This beach is approximately 250 km (155 mi) of uninterrupted Atlantic coastline.
Rio Grande has a charming historic center that is home to some interesting colonial and neoclassical buildings.
The city has a bustling waterfront and a very nice main square.
The Oceanographic Museum (free admission) has interesting exhibits of one of the most extensive marine life collections from South Atlantic waters.
Cafes which offer free WiFi for customers are sparse.
Basic hours for most stores and businesses are from 9am to 6pm, with an extended lunch hour from around noon to 2pm.
Many museums are closed on monday.
Carnival - the five days leading up to Ash Wednesday
April 21 - Remembrance of Tiradentes
May 1 - Labour Day
September 7 - Independence Day
October 12 - Nossa Senhora Aparecida
November 2 - Dia dos Finados (the Day of the Dead)
November 15 - Proclamation of the Republic
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