Pelotas is a city in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. It is characterized by its cold and moist climate. Also known as the "city of sweets", referring to the city's signature kinds of bakery sweets. Also called the Southern Princess for its beauty.
Aeroporto Internacional de Pelotas (Pelotas' International Airport): About half an hour away from downtown by car, does not has many flight options since it is a small airport. Usually international passengers arrive at Porto Alegre through International Airport Salgado Filho and then take a bus through the Embaixador company to arrive in Pelotas.
Bus Terminal: The main source of in and outgoing travel in Pelotas. It is about 10 minutes away from downtown by car.
Taxi: Registered cabs are usually white, always with a blue strip on their side and their registered number above the car's ceiling. An average 10 minute drive is usually around R$11,00 (about USD$5,00). Bus: Average busses to anywhere in the city cost R$2,60. Half-priced tickets may sometimes be bought in crowded bus stops, but it has become more rare. Selective busses (smaller but more confortable, like with air conditioning) cost R$3,00.
Feira do Livro, Coronel Pedro Osório Square (diagonal to the Public Market, in front of the City Hall, Secult and the Public Library). Annual book fair in the spring with many bookstores and other attractions and cultural events.Free. edit
Feira Nacional do Doce (Fenadoce), BR-116 highway by João Goulart Av. (main flux of vehicles traveling from Pelotas to [[Rio Grande]]), ☎ (53) 3271-0002 / (53) 9122-4109, . Annual fair with the city's famous sweets thematic. Lasts around 15 days in autumn, with many kinds of stores, a food court and an amusement park, usually also with many other varying attractions. Many busses alter their schedule to bring people to it.R$15. edit
The city's famous snacks, a special kind of sandwiches ("Baurus", with different meats and "Xis" with hamburgers). Usually in a street trailer.
Bauru da Caixinha, 3 de Maio St. n.940 (In front of Posto São José (gas station)), ☎ (53) 3225-8252 / 9927-2627, . 11am-11:45pm. Mondays to Fridays. On Weekends it is opened from 6pm to 11:45pm. R$13-15. edit
Sanata Lanches (Sanata), 3 de maio St. (In front of UFPel's Law School, between Félix da Cunha St. and Anchieta St.), ☎ (53) 32272575 / (53) 3028-2575, . 6pm-2am. Open Sundays and holidays (basically every day besides New Year's holidays).edit
Restaurante & Casa de Chopp Bavária, Sete de Setembro St. nº 306 (At Calçadão between the fountain and Café Aquarios), ☎ (53)3225.6037, . Traditional Chopp house with germanic thematic.R$20-50. edit
Restaurante Rincão Nativo, Félix da Cunha St. 859, ☎ (53) 3227-8699, . 10am-11pm. Traditional gaúcho restaurant with local cuisine. Occasional traditional gaúcho live music adds R$8,00.R$15-35. edit
Madre Mia, Santa Cruz St. n. 2200, ☎ (53) 3303-4075, . edit