Public Market is located the downtown area is a great place to spend some of your time when you are visiting Porto Alegre, RG, Brazil, or anytime you are in the area.
This is a historic landmark, serves as a social meeting place, and has many coffee shops and restaurants. There places to eat inside on both floors, and outside. With over 100 shops, selling fresh produce and baked goods, locally raised meats and dairy products, and various other food items and handcrafted goods. There are over 100 000 items for sale. Many kinds of food and deserts for almost any personal taste are available at reasonable prices. One could spend many days walking around Public Market, and eating different meals without ever eating the same thing again.
Public Market was first build in 1864. It has experienced several fires, and a flood. The City of Porto Alegre formed a commission in 1990 to revitalize Public Market.
When you visit Porto Alegre, I am sure that you will spend many hours walking around Public Market, and eating many meals here.
More information about Porto Alegre Public Market can be found at the links below:
Information about Porto Alegre Public Market: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Porto_Alegre_Public_Market
What others are saying about Porto Alegre Public Market: http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g303546-d605059-Reviews-Central_Public_Market-Porto_Alegre_State_of_Rio_Grande_do_Sul.html
My photos of Porto Alegre Public Market: http://www.memorypoint.net/popeblog/gallery/public-market-porto-alegre-rg-brazil-17-october-2012/