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Usina do Gasômetro

Porto Alegre - Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
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  • Usina do Gasômetro
    Claiton
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    5 Jul 05, 2012

    On the banks of Lake Guaíba, the Usina do Gasômetro is Porto Alegre's answer to London's Tate Modern. Built 1926-1928 as a thermoelectric station, it was abandoned in 1974 before being converted to showcase art, dance and film in 1992. Its 117-m chimney has become a symbol for the city. There is a café in the bottom of the chimney, and the sunset from the centre's balcony is stunning.

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  • Usina do Gasômetro
    Camila
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    5 Jul 05, 2012

    Dall' Usina do Gasometro, oggi centro culturale ed espositivo, fino all'Anfiteatro la vista del sole che s'abbassa all'orizzonte è di quelle che restano impresse negli occhi per sempre. Il tramonto offre un vero spettacolo anche dal lungo fiume di Ipanema, il quartiere a sud di Porto Alegre dove eleganti ville si affiancano a ristorantini e locali frequentatissimi nelle sere d'estate.

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  • Usina do Gasômetro
    Felipe Lima
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    4 Jul 05, 2012

    This place was where I spent many of my weekends riding my bike or just hiking around, watching the beautiful views all around. The Gasômetro area, includes a nice shore to the Guaíba Lake and a good place to run, bike or just walk around. Definitely one of the must see places in Porto Alegre.

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  • Usina do Gasômetro
    Luis Ramos
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    5 Jul 05, 2012

    Um dos cartões postais mais lindos de Porto Alegre, agora revitalizada em um espaço cultural, sempre com boas exposições. A vista do Guaíba, a partir do terraço, é a melhor da cidade.

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    Nanda Lacerda
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    3 Sep 27, 2012
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    5 May 10, 2012
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    Rodolfo Nützmann
    3 May 20, 2012
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    Marcelo Siqueira
    5 Jul 18, 2012
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    5 Oct 22, 2013
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4.0 out of 5
10 members' reviews
312 people visited Usina do Gasômetro

Description

The Usina do Gasômetro(Plant of the Gasometer) of Brazil is a coal fired power plant that formerly provided energy for the city of Porto Alegre. Despite its use of coal as opposed to gas, the plant is named for the nearby Hydrogen Gas Plant. When the plant was shut down in 1970, there were plans to demolish it, but the local population protested, and instead it has been converted into a place of ... read more
culture and heritage. For tourists interested in experiencing Brazilian history and customs, the plant offers creative art in the form of performances, gallery showings, and other events.

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