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Pelotas

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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.

Get in[edit]

  • 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.

Get around[edit]

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.

See[edit][add listing]

  • Bento Freitas Stadium
  • Boca do Lobo Stadium
  • Laranjal beach (specially the Trapiche)
  • Quadrado
  • São Francisco de Paula graveyard (specially the "riches' area")
  • Rio Grande Bridge (the old bridge connecting to Rio Grande city)
  • Dom Antônio Zattera Park
  • The Water Towers at Piratinino de Almeida Square and in the corner of Marechal Deodoro St. and Pinto Martins St.
  • Catedral da Igreja Episcopal Anglicana do Brasil (Igreja Cabeluda), 15 de Novembro St. n. 472, (53) 3222-5679.  edit
  • Catedral São Francisco de Paula, José Bonifácio Square n.15, (53) 3222-2096.  edit

City Centre[edit]

  • Central Market (under construction)
  • Coronel Pedro Osório Square

Museums[edit]

  • Museu da Baronesa
  • Museu de Ciências Naturais Carlos Ritter

Art Museums and Galleries[edit]

  • MALG (Museu de Arte Leopoldo Gotuzzo)
  • SECULT (Secretary of Culture)
  • Casa Paralela, Rua Uruguai, 1577, (53) 81325177 / 91577634, [1]. 2pm-7pm. Open from Tuesdays to Fridays. Art Gallery. Free.  edit
  • Espaço de Arte Ágape, Anchieta St. n. 4480, (53) 3028-4480 / 8416-6762, [2]. 9am-12am. 2pm-6pm. Open from Mondays to Fridays. On Saturdays it's opened from 10am to 6pm.  edit
  • A Sala, Alberto Rosa St. n. 62, (53) 3284-5512, [3]. 9am-11:30am. 2:30pm-5:30pm. Open from Mondays to Fridays. Art gallery for the local Federal Univerity's Arts Center. Free.  edit

Do[edit][add listing]

Annual Events[edit]

  • 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, [4]. 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

Learn[edit]

  • UFPel
  • UCPel
  • Anhanguera
  • IF-Sul
  • CAVG

Buy[edit][add listing]

  • Calçadão (street with many stores of various types)
  • Shopping Calçadão
  • Shopping Mar de Dentro
  • Camelódromo
  • Shopping Pelotas (under construction)

Eat[edit][add listing]

Pelotas is well known for its sweets and its special types of sandwiches with homemade mayo.


Cafe[edit]

  • Café Aquários, Quinze de Novembro St. n. 602, (53) 3222-6544. 7am-10pm.  edit
  • Ateliê & Café Gato Gordo (Gato Gordo), Almirante Tamandaré St. n. 256. 10am-22pm. Closed on weekends.  edit
  • Cafe.com
  • Croasonho

Churrascarias[edit]

The churrasco is a local kind of barbecue.

  • Churrascaria Lobão
  • Churrascaria Tradição

Local Snacks[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, [5]. 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, [6]. 6pm-2am. Open Sundays and holidays (basically every day besides New Year's holidays).  edit
  • Circulu's Lanches
  • Gago Lanches
  • Lilian Lanches
  • Ronaldo Lanches
  • Dadá Lanches
  • Pancho Dog & Cia

Pizzas[edit]

  • Mamma Pizza
  • Terraço
  • Sanata Mix
  • Pizzabor
  • Manna's Pizza
  • Verace Italia
  • Aki na Praia
  • Bella Napolli
  • Alõ Pizzas
  • Mega Pizza

Sweets[edit]

  • Pingo Doce
  • Márcia Aquino
  • Doçaria Pelotense

Restaurants[edit]

  • Alles Blau Restaurant
  • Cruz de Malta Restaurant
  • Komilaw
  • Paiol restaurant
  • Batuva Restaurant
  • El Paisano
  • Restaurante & Casa de Chopp Bavária, Sete de Setembro St. nº 306 (At Calçadão between the fountain and Café Aquarios), (53)3225.6037, [7]. Traditional Chopp house with germanic thematic. R$20-50.  edit
  • Restaurante Rincão Nativo, Félix da Cunha St. 859, (53) 3227-8699, [8]. 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, [9].  edit

Drink[edit][add listing]

  • Papuera Bar
  • Bar do Zé
  • Wong Bar
  • Cruz de Malta
  • Porto do Chopp
  • Bar do Serginho
  • João Gilberto
  • New York Irish Pub
  • Bar Pássaro Azul

Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • Curi Hotel
  • Manta Hotel
  • Alles Blau Hotel
  • Jaques-Georges Hotel
  • Jaques-Georges Tower
  • Aleppo Hotel
  • Plaza Hotel

Get out[edit]

Routes through Pelotas
CuritibaPorto Alegre  N noframe S  END




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