Centro Cultural Usina do Gasometro (Gasometer Factory), Porto Alegre
(3.6/5 based on 1,000+ reviews on the web)
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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TripAdvisor
  • A large chimney draws attention. The plant shut down and adapted to be a cultural center receives several artistic events. On site there is also a tourist information centre. The nasty problem there are filthy toilets, without supplies and taps without proper functioning.
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  • I went to the site because I heard it had the best view of the sunset and the get came across an abandoned place with no one to give information about anything. I got scared and left do not recommend
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  • Was informed as to observe the Lake with sunset is a local coffee shop. There's nothing there. A forsaken place, ugly, without such a viewpoint, which is closed for a long time, without overlooking the Lake, full of works and that the cafeteria is a cantina very unfunny. The place is ugly.
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  • Bem interessante!
  • 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.
  • lindo
  • Adoro caminhar e andar de bicicleta no Gasometro. Lugar lindo e muito gostoso de ir.
  • The building seems underused.