Centro Cultural Usina do Gasometro (Gasometer Factory), Porto Alegre

3.6
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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  • Beautiful at dawn. A lot of people, activity and attractions. A must go once here I would say. Very frightening right after that. We were there and there was a crowd of policemen around which was...  more »
  • I am suspected of speaking of Porto Alegre, my city, to you citizens of the world, but this city of 2 million inhabitants in the metropolitan region has some very interesting places in nature and...  more »
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  • Beautiful place for a walk and photos. There are some bars and a restaurant as well. Nice view when the sun goes down.
  • It's a nice place to walk around. On the other hand, there is not much tourist information in the area.
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