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By Air

Pelotas International Airport (IATA: PET, ICAO: SBPK), which was originally built in 1930, serves 130,000 passengers annually with two runways.It is located in the neighborhood of Tres Vendas.In 1997 the whole airport complex was extensively renovated and a new terminal was opened in 1998. In 2001 it was upgraded to international status.Pelotas is commonly used by the Brazilian Air Force as the last stop in Brazil on their flights to the Brazilian Antarctic Base.

By Bus

The city also has a bus system which connects the junction of two major highways (BR-116 and BR-392) nearby.

By Road

Pelotas is bordered by highways BR-116 and BR-392.Both roads are part of the pole toll concessionaire Ecosul.

By Ferry

a port on the shores of the Sao Goncalo Channel.Interestingly, the current Arroyo Pelotas culminate at the end of the Sao Goncalo Channel.In the nineteenth century, the creek Pelotas was the main means of transport workers ( slaves ) in marshes located along its banks.They used boats made of leather in pellet form.Hence the appearance of the current name of the city of Pelotas.During the Revolution Farrukhabad was an important natural barrier, making for some time the border between the territory and imperial rag.

Key places to visit
Natural History Museum of Carlos Ritter, Leopold Museum of Art Gotuzzo, Museum of the Baroness, Seven Theatre, National Sweet Fair


Places to Visit

Natural History Museum of Carlos Ritter

is a museum of Brazil, located in Pelotas, in Rio Grande do Sul.It is an organ of the Institute of Biology, Federal University of Pelotas and is located on Rua Barao de Santa Tecla, 576.Serves as a platform for scientific community to the Pelotas and region.The museum comes from the private collection of Charles Ritter, industrial, founder of the Brewery Ritter and self-taught naturalist, who gathered a large collection also concocted curious mosaics made ​​entirely of insects which portrayed the sights of Pelotas.

Leopold Museum of Art Gotuzzo

is a museum of Brazil, located in Pelotas, General Osorio in the street.It is an extension of the Federal University of Pelotas.In addition, frameworks of Leopold Gotuzzo, recognized as the most important painter Pelotense the collection also consists of other national and international artists.

Museum of the Baroness

is a museum of Brazil, located in Pelotas, in Rio Grande do Sul.Opened in 1982, is an institution culture of the Secretariat of Culture of the City of Pelotas.It has a collection of over a thousand pieces, especially a collection of furniture and accessories belonging to the family Antunes Maciel and a collection belonging to the artist Adail Benedict Costa, with furniture, fans, porcelain, silverware, cabinets, vestments, robes, uniforms military and wooden images.

Seven Theatre

The Seven Theatre was erected in April 1831, in the prosperous economic cycle of the marshes , which Pelotas in Brazil was the epicenter.Built by order of a particular dramatic society, the Scenic Society, wishing that more families could enjoy their work and find a nice distraction.It has characteristics of the colonial language. Building covered with simple roof with eaves, German engineer design Kretschman Eduardo Vieira and execution of Jose Vianna, was inaugurated on December 2 of 1833.Nationally, his name can be interpreted as a tribute to the days of the Abdication of King Peter I to the throne in favor of his son, some liberals consider more exalted the true date of the Independence of Brazil.As a tribute site the reference can be the date of installation of the village.

National Sweet Fair

is an event that occurs in the municipality of Pelotas, state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.In 2011 ( June 15 to July 3 ), the fair Pelotense will have its 19th edition held again in Park Event Fenadoce , near the BR-116 and Avenue Goulart, highway responsible for the access flow towards Pelotas - Rio Great.The first edition of the festival was held in the year 1986 and has since established itself as a major tourist attraction in southern Rio Grande do Sul, with a mix of concerts, dining, leisure and tourism.Pellets receives a large portion of tourists during the event, coming from various parts of the country.The Fenadoce years has played a unique role for the branches and gastronomic tour of the region and several times has been the major news media outlets in the country.In the year 2006 was the subject of a special report on TV news the most watched Brazil, the National Journal.Every year is also the agenda for a special edition of the Journal of the lunch the RBS TV in Rio Grande do Sul, with special articles on the city and the fair.

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