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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  • The site underwent major transformations to become this cultural space that today houses several exhibitions, shows, events. It is also a nice place to be on Sundays walking.
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  • this closed in a year over u less than does not work there must be more investment because it is closed for renovation but the city has no money
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  • I've been in POA and tried to visit the site at 26/02, but was closed for a makeover. Days before my trip I did research on places to visit and found no information that the place was closed.
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  • Its cool when are having some cultural events there. If not, its an power plant, the old industrial arquitecture is nice.
  • It's a great attraction in town but lately not much things are goig on there. Looks like its forgotten. From the terrace you can watch a beautiful sunset.
  • 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.
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  • Por do sol and chimarrao and prenda end pia.
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