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Guaiba Lake (River)

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Address: Porto Alegre, State of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
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Lake Guaiba receives the water of Jacui River, Cai River, Sinos River and...

Lake Guaiba receives the water of Jacui River, Cai River, Sinos River and Gravatai River.

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Come for the sunset, and that's about it

The lake (not really a lake on the geographic sense of the word) is what it is: turf and brown water. However, the Por do Sol (sunset) is a must from any angle, from Usina do... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Vancouver, Canada
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Vancouver, Canada
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148 reviews
77 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The lake (not really a lake on the geographic sense of the word) is what it is: turf and brown water. However, the Por do Sol (sunset) is a must from any angle, from Usina do Gasômetro to the Praia de Belas shopping mall. And of course, the bike lane and pedestrian walkways along a good stretch adds a vibrant... More 

Thank mabrondani
Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The sunset on lake Guaiba is incredible, a beautiful place to enjoy the end of the day, relaxing and enjoying its intense colors.

Thank Paulo Gustavo M
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4 reviews
Reviewed 13 March 2017

It is a coll place to go to watch the sunset over the River with the locals. It is a happening on Friday, Saturday, and Sundays.Lots of people come out in the late afternoon. Kids running around having fun people hanging out eating and drinking. The street is blocked of traffic on Sundays. So people bike, walk and roller blade.... More 

Thank John C
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77 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

There are so many places where you can see this lake from. Every different angle and view will bring you a different experience. Try to go to the very south side of the city, you can even do some swimming in a clean part of the lake

Thank Rick V
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55 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

The Guaita Lake is very large, I went on the boat tour with friends in the evening. It was a very relaxing end to a busy week there is food on board the boat and live music on Friday evening. The sunset was beautiful on the water. The lake, however, is too polluted for swimming.

Thank B B
Sao Paulo, SP
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71 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016

If you looking for a pic about a great Sunset, you must visit this place! I really recommend to visit this place for cycling, to running with friends, for tours with families and everything that you can do to enjoying all your day. Do not forget to see the sunset!

Thank TheoRay
Mexico City, Mexico
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Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Nice to walk and watch the views. Not many things to do or places to buy food and drinks. Underdeveloped.

Thank MTorre
Porto Alegre, RS
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

there is a good, may be the best place in Porto Alegre to walk or run. or "the place" to look the sunset.

Thank Luciano_Madeira
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016

The Guaiba lake/river is incredibly beautiful, especially at dawn and sunset. When I was in Porto Alegre I'd go for long walks along its shores, which is only just round the corner from the best shopping and tourist areas. There are also little boats that can take you for a ride around the lake, which is well worth doing.

Thank Joanna V
Porto Alegre, RS
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Reviewed 1 August 2016

Rio Guaiba is formed by three of the largest rivers of the region (Rios Gravatai , bells and Jacui this the largest in the state ) forming a channel complex on the northwest side of the city there are islands where we find several marinas and several mansions. It is a tourist attraction for a day of sun. To the... More 

Thank PadillaLuiz

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