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Centro Cultural Usina do Gasometro (Gasometer Factory)

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Address: Presidente Joao Goulart Av., 551 | Centro, Porto Alegre, State of Rio Grande do Sul 90010-120, Brazil
Phone Number:
51 3221 5979

An old thermoelectric powerhouse of the city that was active from 1928 to...

An old thermoelectric powerhouse of the city that was active from 1928 to 1974. Since 1991, it's one of the most important cultural centers of the State.

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Great sunset place with some street music/food/beverages.

Lots of work now on the outside grounds, so no sunset watching allowed. I hope it gets back to normal sooner than later.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 October 2016
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The "gasometro" looks like an unesthetical empty warehouse. One can go to the top of it, but the windows distract from enjoying the view. It's not really worth it to visit this building.

Thank Deniz Ö
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Lots of work now on the outside grounds, so no sunset watching allowed. I hope it gets back to normal sooner than later.

Thank KeithEduardo H
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

The Usina do Gasometro is an icon of Porto Alegre. The main reason is because it's pretty well located. However, the cultural center is poor and there is nothing special around.

Thank Marcelo M
Barcelos, Portugal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

a place for sure to be visited. Here u«you can learn history a realised how things really work. I recommed a visit

Thank susanamrcgx
Campos dos Goytacazes, RJ
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

Unfortunately, the place looks like it has been abondaned many years ago. There is a center of touristic information at the entrance, but when I've visited it was closed (friday morning around 10am). Inside the place there isn't a guide explaining about the attraction and each floor is completely empty! Only at the fourth floor there is a open view... More 

Thank Danimv
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016

Usina do Gasometro has an amazing view to Guaíba River. Prefer to go at the end of the afternoon. robertasalomone.com/trips

Thank RobertaSalomone
North Bethesda, Maryland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

Sometimes they have exhibitions, but the main thing is the sunset on the Guaiba. It`s amazing and worth the trip!!

Thank Leleticiaa
Heredia, Costa Rica
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2016 via mobile

A simple place to walk around and talk to the people. You can go to the roof and see a beautiful sunset over the river.

Thank EduOak
Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2015

The Gasômetro is one of the most beloved cultural spots of Porto Alegre. Located by the river, it houses many exhibitions, plays, fairs etc.

Thank Ana K
Barichara, Colombia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2015

Quite an unusual place where the visitor will be surprised to see what this old "factory" or energy generator contains behind its walls - a bit of everything concerning the arts and the local culture. It sits right on the water front.

Thank marx-engels

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