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Casa de Cultura Mario Quintana

Rua dos Andradas, 736 | City Center, Porto Alegre, State of Rio Grande do Sul 90020004, Brazil
55 51 221 7147
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Ranked #14 of 130 attractions in Porto Alegre
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Porto Alegre, RS
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59 reviews 59 reviews
39 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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59 reviews 59 reviews
35 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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189 reviews 189 reviews
37 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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
3 attraction reviews
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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58 reviews 58 reviews
17 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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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166 reviews 166 reviews
37 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 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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Recife, PE
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168 reviews 168 reviews
64 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

The building, owned by the State of Rio Grande do Sul , today accommodates a wide variety of cultural venues, such as Lucilia Minssen Library , the Library Erico Verissimo , part of the Contemporary Art Museum of Rio Grande do Sul , the Acervos Elis Regina and Mario Quintana , the Public Disco Natho Henn , theaters, cafes, bookstore... More

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