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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  • October 3, 2017
    Place to share life with many cultures, varied gastronomy options on Sundays, recreation and a place of very high spirits, a lot of positive energy.
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  • October 2, 2017
    Very good for a walk with friends or family! the weekends are very busy! Super Recommend
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  • September 30, 2017
    Great place for leisure in Porto Alegre. This in the works for some time, but on Sundays as the street is closed, it is possible to skate, skate, take a mate or a coconut water.
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  • July 15, 2017
    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.
  • August 4, 2017
    Quando tem exposições é um dos meus lugares preferidos da cidade! Quando não tem, também vale a visita.
  • January 13, 2017
    Por do sol and chimarrao and prenda end pia.
  • March 2, 2017
    Grande centro cultural
  • February 28, 2016
    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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