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 (Rodoviaria): The main source of in and outgoing travel in Pelotas. It is about 10 minutes away from downtown by car. Busses to and from downtown will have "Rodoviaria" signaled on them.
Taxi: Registered cabs are usually white, always with a blue strip on their side and their registered number above the car's ceiling. A ride from the bus station to downtown costs roughly R$ 15 (Jan 2016).
Bus: Average busses to anywhere in the city cost R$3,05 (Jan 2016). Half-priced tickets may sometimes be bought in crowded bus stops, but it has become more rare. Selective busses (smaller but more comfortable, like with air conditioning) cost R$3,00 (outdated price).
- Bento Freitas Stadium
- Boca do Lobo Stadium
- Laranjal beach (specially the Trapiche)
- 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.
- Catedral São Francisco de Paula, José Bonifácio Square n.15, ☎ (53) 3222-2096.
- Central Market (under construction)
- Coronel Pedro Osório Square
- Museu da Baronesa
- Museu de Ciências Naturais Carlos Ritter
Art Museums and Galleries
- MALG (Museu de Arte Leopoldo Gotuzzo)
- SECULT (Secretary of Culture)
- Casa Paralela, Rua Uruguai, 1577, ☎ (53) 81325177 / 91577634, . 2pm-7pm. Open from Tuesdays to Fridays. Art Gallery. Free.
- Espaço de Arte Ágape, Anchieta St. n. 4480, ☎ (53) 3028-4480 / 8416-6762, . 9am-12am. 2pm-6pm. Open from Mondays to Fridays. On Saturdays it's opened from 10am to 6pm.
- A Sala, Alberto Rosa St. n. 62, ☎ (53) 3284-5512, . 9am-11:30am. 2:30pm-5:30pm. Open from Mondays to Fridays. Art gallery for the local Federal Univerity's Arts Center. Free.
- 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.
- 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.
- Calçadão (street with many stores of various types)
- Shopping Calçadão
- Shopping Mar de Dentro
- Shopping Pelotas, Av. Ferreira Viana, 1.526 - Areal, ☎ (53) 3026-4500, . Monday to Saturday, 10AM to 10PM. Pelotas' first real shopping mall.
Pelotas is well known for its sweets and its special types of sandwiches with homemade mayo.
- Café Aquários, Quinze de Novembro St. n. 602, ☎ (53) 3222-6544. 7am-10pm.
- Ateliê & Café Gato Gordo (Gato Gordo), Almirante Tamandaré St. n. 256. 10am-22pm. Closed on weekends.
The churrasco is a local kind of barbecue.
- Churrascaria Tradição
- Churrascaria Lobão, Av. Bento Gonçalves 3460, ☎ (53) 3225-6197, . 11:30AM to 2:30PM, 7:00PM to Midnight. Pelotas' best churrascaria. The buffet might not be as impressive as similar venues in bigger cities, but the meat is definitely first rate and will satisfy any meat lover. R$68 All-you-can-eat (Jan 2016).
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.
- 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).
- Circulu's Lanches
- Gago Lanches
- Lilian Lanches
- Ronaldo Lanches
- Dadá Lanches
- Pancho Dog & Cia
- Mamma Pizza
- Sanata Mix
- Manna's Pizza
- Verace Italia
- Aki na Praia
- Bella Napolli
- Alõ Pizzas
- Mega Pizza
- Pingo Doce
- Márcia Aquino
- Doçaria Pelotense
- Alles Blau Restaurant
- Cruz de Malta Restaurant
- 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, . Traditional Chopp house with germanic thematic. R$20-50.
- 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.
- Madre Mia, Santa Cruz St. n. 2200, ☎ (53) 3303-4075, .
- 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
- Curi Hotel
- Manta Hotel
- Alles Blau Hotel
- Jaques-Georges Hotel
- Jaques-Georges Tower
- Aleppo Hotel
- Plaza Hotel
- Hotel Majestic, R. Mal. Deodoro, 611, ☎ (53) 3225-8499. Very simple budget hotel located at the heart of downtown, close to everything. Rooms with TV, fan, wifi and bathroom for R$60 (Jan 2016). Doesn't score very high on cleanliness. R$60 (Jan 2016).