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Usina del Arte

Address: Av. Don Pedro de Mendoza 501, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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53 reviews 53 reviews
17 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

This is a electrical powerplant that was built a 100 years ago by a mixed Italian-Argentinean consortium, to supply electricity to the neighbourhood. Throughout the decades, it was emptied of its machinery and left abandoned. A few years ago, the town decided to upheaval it and turn it into a "multi-functional artistic space". This includes: halls for exhibitions and two... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Beautifully redone. Amazing venue to catch free shows sponsored by the city (music, tangos, exhibits).

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Buenos Aires
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78 reviews 78 reviews
25 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

This electricity power generating plant built in 1916 in a Florentine style has been remodelled and turned into a beautiful cultural centre. It has two extraordinary auditoriums, one for 1.200 people and the other for 280. It is not very conveniently located regarding transportation and niceness of the neighbourhood. But hopefully it one of the actions taken to start improving... More 

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Buenos Aires
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Buenos Aires can always surprise you with its bonus attractions. Usina del Arte is one of those places which can either be an art gallery or a concert hall or the site of an innovative art exhibition. Unfortunately it is in a far distant corner of the city. Nevertheless it is worth attending any of the shows which are offered... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Well, more accurately, hard to return from. Like many cities, BA took a abandoned structure (in this case a power plant - usina is Spanish for plant - though this perhaps the prettiest power plante every built) and turned it into a hip space for art. The Usina del Arte includes a concert hall, which is where we saw the... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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175 attraction reviews
195 helpful votes 195 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

This place has a problem: it is not easy to get there. I suggest only by taxi. To explain something said about "mis-named" : The name "usina" is because this place was a Power Station. In spanish we call it "Usina". Having said this, it is a beautiful place to visit. The building itself is gorgeous, if you have the... More 

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São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Nice exposition from Quino (Joaquin Lavado) and his famous cartoons. The place is not located in best area of Buenos Aires, but the building instead is amazing. Better take a taxi to visiti it.

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is a very nice place for exhibitions but it's in a rather dangerous neighbourhood called La Boca. Not easy to get there, not easy to leave. Security provided IN thelacebut not in the streets. A pity 'cause it'sbeen lovely recycled.

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California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Given its name, I was expecting an art museum of some sort. WRONG! It should be called Usina, which I think means workshop, de los Artes, because so much goes on here - music, dance, theater, etc. etc. etc.

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buenos aires
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

The previous electricity company remodeled to an art center. Nice place, check their program (milongas and classic music), you can take a nice guided tour. After the visit, have lunch or dinner at El Obrero.

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