Porto Alegre

Rio Grande do Sul Memorial Rio Grande do Sul Memorial

A building with a rich collection on the history of the state of Rio Grande do Sul and that draws attention due to its beautiful architecture.

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Visiting the Rio Grande do Sul Memorial will take you on a trip back to the past. Located in the center of Porto Alegre, the state capital, the space has a rich structure, such as details in the Baroque style (which arose in Italy and is marked by the exuberance of its ornaments) and sculptures that depict themes related with immigrant families.

The Memorial was installed in the old Post Office building, built between 1910 and 1914, and landmarked in 1980 by the National Institute of Historic and Artistic Heritage (Iphan). The collection has objects, maps, photos, books, testimonials, among other items, about the main events of the state’s history.

At the end of the 1990s, the Memorial underwent a major restoration process to preserve its original characteristics. The building was fully recovered and its spaces were adapted to new museographic functions, with all the necessary infrastructure, such as air conditioning of areas intended for the Historical Archive of Rio Grande do Sul.

Opening hours:
From Tuesday to Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sundays and holidays, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Free entry

Duration of the Visit
2 hours
+55 (51) 3224-7159 / +55 (51) 3227-0882
More Info
Tourism in Porto Alegre
Official website


Rua Sete de Setembro, 1.020, Praça da Alfândega - Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul

You can go to the Rio Grande do Sul Memorial by taxi and then check other local attractions.

You can rent a car and drive to the Memorial more comfortably.

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