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Casa de Cultura Mario Quintana

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Casa de Cultura Mario Quintana

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adelaidesurflifesaver wrote a review Jan 2020
Adelaide, Australia316 contributions256 helpful votes
Great place to view the amazing art deco architecture and have a coffee on the top for a nice view. This used to be a hotel and now converted into a cultural centre. I hope thgis review is helpful : )
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Date of experience: March 2019
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DrCDB wrote a review Nov 2019
Chile289 contributions19 helpful votes
We could not find what most of the people rated high in tripadvisor for this attraction. The building was almost empty with no people or much to see or do. We spent 15 minutes and we were done. Maybe for locals makes more sense but we wouldnt recommend it.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Myo M wrote a review Oct 2019
Coquitlam, Canada18,211 contributions541 helpful votes
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My first impression of this building was just one of "some significant awe" I would say looking up to the 7 stories of "beautiful architecture" (comprising arches, columns & balconies from the second floor all the way to the top) of this pink-colored building in like two wings which are connected by covered walkways "on all levels" (except on the first) at not one but two parts of each wing along its length (sizeable structures for those two connecting sets of walkways themselves). And yes, although there's not much of interior designs or decorations to feel a similar awe as for the exterior architecture (with just regular modern rooms & general floor areas), I would say it's definitely worthwhile to spend some time inside the Building (where I suggest to take the elevator to the top and make your way down from the 7th floor) for: some "quite limited" view (due to plenty of buildings around) but not a bad one of the Guaiba River at not too far away from the 7th floor (where there's also a cafe), the small garden on the 5th floor with an interesting feature (a pretty unique one I would say) of "bathtubs with plants in them" and where you can also look out (from the far end of the garden) and see a beautiful view of the White Church nearby (a "pretty awesome" view really of its two tall spires high up in the sky!), the other four floors with miscellaneous art exhibits (all of the "contemporary art" type as I saw them & which I had the feeling of changing ones from time to time) but where what interested me most and located on the 2nd or 3rd floor are the old photos of this building (when it was known as Majestic Hotel about a century ago) & the things pertaining to the writer Mario Quintana who this building was named after (his memorabilia items, the books by him & those about him). And nearby, actually at just a walk of very few minutes (to the right when getting back onto the street after leaving the Building) is the Military Museum which is not big & just a fairly compact-sized one but with "a nice number" of vehicles on display including some tanks (one of which you can actually go up!), then at directly across the street from pretty much right next to that museum (to the right after coming out) is the White Church as the locals call it due to its big white facade which is really a "breathtaking one" to see from right outside its front gate (yes, much better to see the full view than just a partial one seen from the garden in this building as mentioned above) and where also be sure to go up the long stairway of about 40 or 50 steps to see an "interesting-designed" altar inside.
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Date of experience: February 2019
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jhtgth75 wrote a review Jun 2019
Sweden24 contributions2 helpful votes
Have a nice break from the busy city center at Casa de Cultura Mario Quintana. Entry is free. Lots of photo opportunities.
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Date of experience: March 2019
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kaeterli wrote a review Mar 2019
Porto Alegre, RS7 contributions6 helpful votes
This building with it’s amazing architecture was once an important hotel and home of the most beloved poet Mario Quintana. It’s now a cultural space for exhibitions, movies, art.
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Date of experience: March 2019
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