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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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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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Nice cultural centre in Porto Alegre

The Gasômetro is one of the most beloved cultural spots of Porto Alegre. Located by the river, it houses many exhibitions, plays, fairs etc.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 16, 2015
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Sao Paulo, SP
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Heredia, Costa Rica
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30 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A simple place to walk around and talk to the people. You can go to the roof and see a beautiful sunset over the river.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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204 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

The Gasômetro is one of the most beloved cultural spots of Porto Alegre. Located by the river, it houses many exhibitions, plays, fairs etc.

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Thank Ana K
Barichara, Colombia
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119 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

Quite an unusual place where the visitor will be surprised to see what this old "factory" or energy generator contains behind its walls - a bit of everything concerning the arts and the local culture. It sits right on the water front.

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Thank marx-engels
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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

The sunset there is amazing! Wait for it outside Usina do Gasômetro. It´s totally worth your time. The building itself is really nice, considering it was an old gas factory transformed in a cultural center for now. The chimney is one of the most iconic symbols of the city.

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Sao Jose Dos Campos, SP
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27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

It's good to know the history of places you visit. And this is one opportunity. An old coal plant, restored and open to public.

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Thank LeonardoSiqueira
State of Rio Grande do Sul
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Perfect place to enjoy after 16 pm on the weekends. Around 18h there is a wonderful sunset..Try enjoy the place with public, try not to be alone, after 19h.

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Oak Park
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 via mobile

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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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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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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