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Santander Cultural

Rua Sete De Setembro, 1028 | Centro Histórico, Porto Alegre, State of Rio Grande do Sul 1028, Brazil
+55(51) 3287-5500
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Ranked #5 of 133 Attractions in Porto Alegre
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Movie Theaters, Art Galleries, Concerts
Description: Mon-Fri 10am-7pm, Sat-Sun 11am-7pm
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Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Really beautiful building and often has really awesome exhibitions going on. But make sure you head downstairs to see the displays and history about Brazilian currency! You can even have coffee inside an old vault ;)

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Ningbo, China
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27 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I was in Porto Alegre for two weeks during the world cup and i had plenty of time to look around. I think that this is one of the best places to see in PoA. Entrance is free and the exhibit was worth seeing. In another city, this attraction wouldn't get 5 stars, but because there isn't a great deal... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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91 reviews 91 reviews
23 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

This art museum is located centrally in Porto Alegre in a historic building with a classic attractive lobby and main hall. At the time of our visit (entry was free) a very interesting Nik Muniz exhibit was going on - which was quite impressive for such a small museum. The setting enhances the works of art, and within an hour... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014 via mobile

Thanks a lot of this place: I finally was able to visit the exhibition of Nik Muniz. It was very interesting! Also, there is a wonderful bookstore, as well as various accessories for painters (pencils, paint). There's also sold designer's jewelery. I loved decorating project Canoe. Very Recommend!!!

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Porto Alegre, RS
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45 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

It is a good place to visit in order to know the local culture and to assist sometimes exposition and similiar approach.

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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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68 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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
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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
80 helpful votes 80 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
115 helpful votes 115 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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