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Santader Cultural

Rua Sete De Setembro, 1028 | Centro Historico, Porto Alegre, State of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
+55(51) 3287-5500
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Ranked #5 of 124 attractions in Porto Alegre
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Movie Theaters, Art Galleries, Concerts
Description: Mon-Fri 10am-7pm, Sat-Sun 11am-7pm
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Porto Alegre, RS
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Its a fabulous museum mostly because of the classic architecture. They usually have good exhibits and also a small cinema that plays "non mainstream" movies. Definetely worth a visit. Located in a beautiful downtown area.

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Porto Alegre, RS
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43 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

The Santander doesn't have a steady calendar of exhibitions, but it offers films and other cultural atractions. The atrium is very beautiful and worth a visit. As is it in the same Alfandega Square where the main museum of the city (MARGS), don't miss both visits.

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Porto Alegre, RS
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

Almost every other saturday, since 2005, I visit the Santander Cultural building to participate of music workshops. Albeit I go there to accomplish that very specific task, which takes place in one of the conference rooms located on the side walks of the first floor, I am always impressed by the regular expositions going on in its galleries. From photographs,... More

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Recife, PE
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64 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

Santander Cultural is one cultural center maintained by Santander Bank in a historic building in Porto Alegre. Located in the Praça da Alfandega. On the ground floor and the second floor it houses exhibits, and the old underground vaults were transformed in room movies, a coffee shop and restaurants. Has hosted important exhibitions in the city, such as the painters... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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28 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2012

We stumbled onto this art gallery and were so delighted. The expositions were truly wonderful by artists from all regions of Brazil. Contemporary art and modern art at its best. We did not visit the theatre on the lower level.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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16 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2012

I specially liked the coffee bar in what used to be the vault of the Bank but the exhibition lobby is also beautiful

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