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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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Lacking proper maintenance

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2014
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Curitiba, PR
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Sacramento, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

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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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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39 reviews 39 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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5 attraction reviews
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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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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
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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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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Ottawa, Canada
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28 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2012

Huge cavernous spaces on three levels and what seemed to be on-going renovations. Not one of the staff seemed to know that only one floor had displays of any sort. We saw very funny editorial cartoons, caricatures by student artists and some impressionist paintings. It was not worth the dusty walk from Centro.

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2012

Nice view but the infrastructure needs improvement

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2012

A beautiful flagship and postcard of this pleasant city, but nothing else.

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