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12 cities in Brazil ready for their World Cup moment

By: Josh Lew on June 12, 2014, 7:43 a.m.
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Porto Alegre

In far southeastern Brazil, Porto Alegre was founded by immigrants from the Azores in the 1770s. Many historical buildings remain throughout the city, mixed in with more modern structures, parks and venues like the Estádio Beira-Rio, which will host five early round matches during the World Cup. Within Brazil, Porto Alegre is known for its nightlife scene. All-night parties and rock concerts are on the calendar every weekend, though numerous theater and fine arts options exist as well. Multiple entertainment options will certainly be available every night during the tournament.