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Rio Grande Brazil Cruise Port

Location:

The Port of Rio Grande is located on the Rio Grande River about eight miles from the mouth of the river.

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Sightseeing:

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.

Tours Excursions Transportation:

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.

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Shopping and Food:

Currency:

Brazilian Real

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Communication:

Portuguese spoken.

Cafes which offer free WiFi for customers are sparse.

Opening Hours and Holidays:

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.

National holidays:

January 1
Carnival - the five days leading up to Ash Wednesday
Good Friday
April 21 - Remembrance of Tiradentes
May 1 - Labour Day
Corpus Christi
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
December 2

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