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The gaucho welcomes you

This is the statue in honour of the first colonisers of the Continent of the Rio Grande, as it was... read more

Reviewed 22 December 2017
New York
Tourist statue

It is a must-go for anyone visiting Porto Alegre just because it is a symbol of the city, but don't... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2017
Olivia F
Porto Alegre, RS
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21 Dec 2017
“The gaucho welcomes you”
29 Aug 2018
“A beutiful monumento, but just it”
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Em frente ao Primeiro Terminal do Aeroporto Internacional Salgado Filho, Porto Alegre, State of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
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Reviewed 29 August 2018

A beautiful monument, to the legacy of Gauchos. But indeed its just a monument. Its nice to visit during the day because its a place that tends to get dangerous at night.

Thank Alex M
Reviewed 7 April 2018

Either your in or our of town, a stop here is a MUST! This iconic figure of Porto Alegre has its roots with Argentina and the interior 'Gauchos'. There is no parking at the statue, but you can park close by and be careful with...More

Thank mabrondani
Reviewed 22 December 2017

This is the statue in honour of the first colonisers of the Continent of the Rio Grande, as it was baptised by the Portuguese, the rude men that come to catch the wild cattle that was the real inhabitants of Southern Brazil, also called Campos...More

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Reviewed 13 March 2017

It is a must-go for anyone visiting Porto Alegre just because it is a symbol of the city, but don't spend too much time here. It is just a statue after all, but quite pretty for one :) An icon of Gaúcho culture!

Thank Olivia F
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Jast a statue close to the airport. Not very big and not impressive. I wouldn't recommend to stop there.

Thank LekaB_Iolovitch
Reviewed 5 December 2016

Just drive by on the way to airport and look at it. Not really a place to visit . Its located in the middle of a busy intersection.

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Reviewed 13 September 2016

Don't loose your time to go there, just stop by. It's a symbol of Porto Alegre but it is in a tiny place in the middle of a road. domee friends went there and became disapointed.

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Reviewed 26 April 2015 via mobile

If you are coming to Porto Alegre this statue is a must. It is very close to the airport so it should not be difficult to go there either on the arrival or when living. It is a 10 minutes stop that will allow you...More

Thank jkhidalgo
Reviewed 21 September 2014

It is a cultural symbol of Rio Grande do Sul, as it represents the Gaucho. The Laçador by itself does not make sense to visit, but if you want a photograph that represent the truly soul of the people who lives in Rio Grande it...More

Thank sergiop290
Reviewed 31 July 2014

It is located near to the airport, in a small park made just for it, represents the typical brazilian gaucho and their garments, the gentleman that pose for it, still living in Porto Alegre.

Thank mosttravel
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