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  • Porto Alegre during the 2014 World Cup

    Estadio Beira-Rio

    Estadio Beira-Rio ©

    The Brazilian city of Porto Alegre gives home to about 1.5 million people and it is the state capital of Rio Grande do Sul. The beautiful, culturally rich city is the southernmost metropolis in Brazil and has got a subtropical climate which makes the Porto Alegre even more exotic.

    As any large city, there are two large football clubs competing the dividing the fans here as well. One is the Gremio Foot-Ball Porto Alegrense playing in black and blue and the other is Sport Club Internacional wearing red and white. Both teams are highly significant on the palette of Brazilian football.

    Estadio Beira-Rio

    Nicknamed in Portuguese the Giant of Beira-Rio – as it is the largest arena on the southern part of Brazil with a capacity of over 50 thousand spectators, the stadium is the home of local club Sport Club Internacional and has a beautiful setting right on the bank of Rio Guaiba.

    Estadio Beira-Rio

    Estadio Beira-Rio

    Interesting fact that the arena was built in over a decade and with a lot of help from the local fans. They brought and donated materials: metal, cement, bricks and also a helping hand to the builders when needed.

    Estadio Beira-Rio was, of course, also renovated for the 2014 World Cup. It got a new and modern metal roof to cover the stands and ramps.

    Matches in Porto Alegre

    The southern city will host 6 matches during the 2014 FIFA World Cup, one of them is a round-of-16 game. Four of the matches are knoockouts and you can check each of them in the table below:

    Porto Alegre knockouts
     Date Time Team 1 Team 2
    July 15  16:00  France flag France  Honduras flag Honduras 
    July 18  13:00  Australia flag Australia  Netherlands flag Netherlands 
    July 22  16:00  Korea Republic flag Korea Rep. Algeria flag Algeria 
    July 25  13:00  Nigeria flagNigeria  Argentina flag Argentina

    Cheap Porto Alegre hotels

    We have also searched for the cheapest – still available – hotels for the time of the knockouts to make things easier for you. But hurry, rooms are selling out very fast already!

    Porto Alegre Hotel deals
    Hotel name Nightly rate
    Ibis Montenegro  $54
    Ibis Novo Hamburgo $90
    Ibis Montenegro $54
    Pousada Recanto $101

    Traveling to Porto Alegre

    Getting to Porto Alegre is probably the easiest if you fly. The airport serving the city is Salgado Filho International Airport (IATA code: POA), located 4 milies (6 km) north of the city center.

    Porto Alegre airport

    Porto Alegre Airport ©Alexandre Pareira/Flickr

    Take a look at some of the major airlines that have regular international flights to the city to make your travel planning easier. Numerous other airlines operate flights Salgado Filho Airport from within Brazil, from all larger cities.

    international flights
    Airline Departure
    American Arilines Miami 
    Avianca Peru Lima 
    Copa Airlines Panama City 
    BQB Lineas Aereas Montevideo 
    TAP Portugal Lisbon 

    Start packing and go to the World Cup in Brazil to cheer for your favorite team in 2014 as well!

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