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Centro Cultural Usina do Gasometro (Gasometer Factory)

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Address: Presidente Joao Goulart Av., 551 | Centro, Porto Alegre, State of Rio Grande do Sul 90010-120, Brazil
Phone Number: 51 3221 5979
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Description: An old thermoelectric powerhouse of the city that was active from 1928 to...
An old thermoelectric powerhouse of the city that was active from 1928 to 1974. Since 1991, it's one of the most important cultural centers of the State.
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Iconic landmark of Porto Alegre with a great view to Guaíba river.A historic building with a museum inside it, quite empty, by the way. I think the structure should be better... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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Caxias Do Sul, RS
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Oak Park
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Well, there's really not much to this, ultimately, but it was a really fun place to go to see the sunset and just be part of a crowd. We ate crepes on sticks AND churros, (I had clearly lost my mind,) we listened to a great band, we enjoyed just wandering through all the food stalls, we watched the sunset... More 

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Colombiano
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

If you come to Porto Alegre it is a must go place. The building is quite important in the city landscape and the view of the lake is fantastic. Also here you have the opportunity of getting on a ship that will tour around the Guaiba lake that is a must do too.

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Caxias Do Sul, RS
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

Iconic landmark of Porto Alegre with a great view to Guaíba river.A historic building with a museum inside it, quite empty, by the way. I think the structure should be better used. Worth to know, though.

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Sacramento, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Building is more interesting from outside to take a photograph then inside, where it is badly lit and half deserted. Very friendly gentleman at information desk is very willing to help, but doesn't speak any English. Spend your time walking around. There are a lot of food vendors and music on Sunday.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We learned a lot but were unable to find any machines. We thought there may be more of a museum on the inside but only found a cinema. We also didn't have time to walk all the way up to the top, so there may have been more up there. Otherwise a nice break from walking along the water. Theres... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Take the time to venture to the GasWorks in Porto Alegre. It is like an outdoor mall, with vendors offering cheap food, souvenirs, and drink - the hot mulled wine was my favorite. As the sun goes down, climb the stairs inside the restored gasworks factory to see the exhibits there. Looking out over the water, you can see the... More 

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Curitiba, PR
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

It's a 'hours councours' area for cultural activities in Porto Alegre city. Yet, the years goes by and the maintenance seems to be at a minimal value. Every now and then when I go visit the area, specially when it's not hosting any major activity, it seems to have much more patching, leaks and poor infrastructural maintenance. It's still nevertheless... More 

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Porto Alegre
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30 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

The most important thing you should know about Usina Do Gasômetro is that it´s not only a cultural center, you gotta take advantage of the entire complex. People who live in Porto Alegre usually reffer (or refer?) to "Gasômetro" as the whole Rio Guaiba´s shore. First of all, prefer to visit it in the morning, specially in the weekends, when... More 

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Caxias do Sul - RS - Brazil
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

The old bilding is a landmark of a time that will not come back. The old structure is well preserved and used as a show place. From there you can see the Guaiba River or lake. Very nice spot to walk around. Usually very crowded on weekends

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Miami, Florida
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58 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012

Having been raised in Porto Alegre, I've visited the Gasometro many times through the years and it feels like it's a never ending work in progress space. Of all times I've been there, only once I saw it blooming, for a student/career fair. All other times it looked like a lot of empty space for nothing.

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Address: Address: Presidente Joao Goulart Av., 551 | Centro, Porto Alegre, State of Rio Grande do Sul 90010-120, Brazil
Phone Number: 51 3221 5979
Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio Grande do Sul (RS)  >  Porto Alegre

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