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Centro Cultural Usina do Gasometro (Gasometer Factory)

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Address: Avenida Presidente Joao Goulart 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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historical place

a place for sure to be visited. Here u«you can learn history a realised how things really work. I recommed a visit

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2016
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Barcelos, Portugal
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60 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

The Usina do Gasometro is an icon of Porto Alegre. The main reason is because it's pretty well located. However, the cultural center is poor and there is nothing special around.

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Barcelos, Portugal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

a place for sure to be visited. Here u«you can learn history a realised how things really work. I recommed a visit

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Campos dos Goytacazes, RJ
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43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016 via mobile

Unfortunately, the place looks like it has been abondaned many years ago. There is a center of touristic information at the entrance, but when I've visited it was closed (friday morning around 10am). Inside the place there isn't a guide explaining about the attraction and each floor is completely empty! Only at the fourth floor there is a open view... More 

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Thank Danimv
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

Usina do Gasometro has an amazing view to Guaíba River. Prefer to go at the end of the afternoon. robertasalomone.com/trips

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North Bethesda, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

Sometimes they have exhibitions, but the main thing is the sunset on the Guaiba. It`s amazing and worth the trip!!

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Heredia, Costa Rica
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2016 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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Thank EduOak
Sao Paulo, SP
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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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Barichara, Colombia
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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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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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Thank Camila F
Sao Jose Dos Campos, SP
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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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