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Address: Rua dos Andradas, 736 - Centro, Porto Alegre, State of Rio Grande do Sul 90020-004, Brazil
Phone Number: +55 51 32127061
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An old hotel and a busy cultural center!

It was my first visit to Casa de Cultura Mario Quintana in downtown Porto Alegre. The former Majestic Hotel is so impregnated of culture and tradition that it is impossible to do... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2014
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Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

It was my first visit to Casa de Cultura Mario Quintana in downtown Porto Alegre. The former Majestic Hotel is so impregnated of culture and tradition that it is impossible to do not fall in love with this great complex. Take the lift, go straight to the top floor and start - slowly - going down, visiting the different spaces... More 

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Porto Alegre, RS
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73 reviews 73 reviews
47 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Visiting this place, you will be able to find the life and work done by one of the most famous writer in Brazil, and also have the opportunity to know the history of this old building refurbished for the purpose to be the Mario Quintana´s house.

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Porto Alegre, RS
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40 reviews 40 reviews
31 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

It is a former hotel turned cultural hub, an iconic historical spot, and a traditional gathering point. It houses art exhibitions, small libraries, workshops and souvenir shops. There is a cafe at the top (a bit pricy), a lovely garden on the 5th floor and three small cinema rooms, with very affordable tickets and less-mainstream movies (mostly from US, Brazil... More 

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Porto Alegre
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93 reviews 93 reviews
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

In a beautiful building, this place is full of culture. On the roof there's a coffee store where you can go to see the beautiful sunset.

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Tallinn, Estonia
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208 reviews 208 reviews
36 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

Great history about a marvelous poet that was politically secluded from major writers and poets from Brazil because of his simplicity. He was never honored as a member of the Brazilian Academy of Writers (Academia Brasileira de Letras). Instead a few where accepted by political interests even with mediocre writing like the former country President Jose Sarney.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

Although under renovations, one cannot but get a sense of the energy in this place. Although the bulk of my visit was at the restaurant on the top floor, a walk around after exposed the rich cultural life that the city has given birth to and hosted. It certainly a must visit to get a sense of the city's history... More 

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Sao Paulo
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

Like exibits and nice café/bar on the top floor with live music from late afternoon. It's now under a very need renovation. Worth a visit.

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Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

I like the house, the style. It reposrts you to another time frame. We can feel the Porto Alegre 50-70 years ago flair. Nice place to go with a book alone too.

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London, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

A great place to explore. Set in a beautiful old hotel this spot is popular among teenagers to come and hang out. It's a great place to spend an afternoon reading/relaxing. A very nice cafe in the rotunda outside with good views of the city. Also offers live music in the eveings (guitarist).

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Caxias do Sul - RS - Brazil
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211 reviews 211 reviews
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109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

The place is a little abandon. The cultural secretary should take more care of this city heritage. As a place to remember this great and Poet and writer, it should have more attention and care.

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