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. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Porto Alegre holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Centro Cultural Usina do Gasometro (Gasometer Factory) and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • For being a cultural centre imagine a range wide cultural experiences. ... crass mistake. There is very little what we enjoy and within that little is the beautiful view from the terrace of the "cultural centre", and another when failure is that marijuana's popularity and its users have at that location and truth be told, where there are users there are also suppliers.
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  • It is a place that advertised it much, however, there are no amusement in it. It is a large but very abandoned building, even there is the tourist office in it.
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  • Unlike anything I'm used to seeing beyond the building be different, has an excellent view to the Guaíba
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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.
  • Grande centro cultural
  • 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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