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
  • Walk with the family late afternoon and also view the sunset ☀ and even boat ride in the Derby
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  • Be sure to visit a beautiful walk in the Museum, there are panels that transmits your realiadade, in my assessment I believe could be better tapped.
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  • Currently the site is degraded, used for some cultural activities. No exhibitions when I went. This sloppy, could be much better spent.
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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.