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“Old gas works beautifuly restored as multicultural center”

Centro Cultural Usina do Gasometro (Gasometer Factory)
Ranked #30 of 322 things to do in Porto Alegre
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Owner description: 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.
Rio de Janeiro
Level 5 Contributor
85 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Old gas works beautifuly restored as multicultural center”
Reviewed February 1, 2012

A surprisingly good cultural space in the old Gasometro (gas works) building
A rare and well succeeded new use for an old industrial installation, giving birth to a multifunction cultural center, with beautiful architectural solutions to the old building.
The location alone would be worth a visit, for the awesome scenery, by the riverside, with fiery sunsets over the horizon and the islands.
Besides, it is the departure point of the river tours, another very interesting attraction of Porto Alegre.

Visited March 2011
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Porto Alegre
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A good place”
Reviewed January 2, 2012

but it stops on that, there you can see the guaiba and have a good view

Visited December 2011
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Sao Paulo, SP
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
“Very interesting building and views”
Reviewed June 17, 2011

Former Porto Alegre's gas power plant, was deactivated a long time ago and turned into a Cultural Center. They have a theater showing alternative movies and eventual exhibitions. The building is by Guaiba River, which makes it more interesting.

Visited June 2011
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Dublin, Ireland
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
“Nice sunset”
Reviewed February 20, 2011

It is a meeting point for everybody in Porto Alegre! You can enjoy a tour on the Guaiba river. There is a beautiful view of the city. Many attractions as workshops and galleries . A place to stay and see the beautiful Sunset in Porto Alegre! Its a special place, you cant miss it.

Visited January 2011
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