Centro Cultural Usina do Gasometro (Gasometer Factory), Porto Alegre

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You will be struck by the size of this old power station, with its massive concrete columns, internal metal framework, and tall chimney. Now a cultural center, this impressive space is home to an independent cinema, excellent bookshop, several galleries and small boutiques, a theater, a café, and even a paper recycling company. With a full schedule of events, you will always find something going on, from photography exhibitions to dance performances. As you look around Centro Cultural Usina do Gasometro (Gasometer Factory), you will see reminders of its industrious past, like the walls of the old coal-burning ovens preserved on the first floor. Two terraces provide fantastic views of Porto Alegre and Lago Guaíba, the banks of which are a popular meeting place where you will find gauchos--local residents--enjoying chimarrão, a traditional caffeine-rich drink. A visit to Centro Cultural Usina do Gasometro (Gasometer Factory) represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Porto Alegre online trip planner to plot your vacation.
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  • Usina de gasometer is located close to the market, in the historical center. It was a generator of electricity, that over time was became a cultural center, keeping its architecture. You should have exhibitions, but only currently is an abandoned space, which although open not shows nothing more than the structure.
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  • The surroundings of the plant are all in the works, inside he is almost just a void with the ruins of the ancient ovens, but you can know the history of the site that is displayed on the walls. The view of the Guaíba is well boring, since the pier was closed. I didn't think it was worth the visit.
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  • The Cultural Centre the Gasometer Plant has been very vibrant, with many attractions and cultural activities, but with the administration of Mayor Marchezan Junior became a ghost. There's no more art exhibitions, running the cafeteria. Works of 9:00 the 19 hours. If you don't know, it's worth a visit to see the structure
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  • The place looks beautiful but as of yesterday (14 July 2017) it seems to be completely closed. Only construction and moving workers coming in and out, and wire all around. I was not able to find a way around the wiring to see the lake.
  • Quando tem exposições é um dos meus lugares preferidos da cidade! Quando não tem, também vale a visita.
  • Por do sol and chimarrao and prenda end pia.
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  • Amazing! This place is very cultural it and has heaps of art shows. Plus you get to see a very nice view of Porto Alegre from the top.

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