Porto Alegre is the capital of the Rio Grande do Sul state, the most southern one, sharing the border with Uruguay and Argentina. The wave of immigrants from Germany, Italy and Eastern Europe in the 19th century created a local culture and architecture very distinguishing from other parts of Brazil. It is a sophisticated metropolis with and exciting nightlife, beautiful parks and an excellent gastronomy, specially the typical barbecue, known as the best one in the country.

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