The South Travel Guide

The South Performing Arts

Centro Cultural Usina do Gasômetro

  • Av. João Goulart 551 Map It
  • Centro
  • Arts Centers

Published 06/20/2018

Fodor's Review

With its conspicuous 350-foot brick smokestack, the Centro Cultural Usina do Gasômetro was the city's first coal-fired power plant—built in the late 1920s, when the city experienced rapid growth. Today it holds theaters, meeting rooms, and exhibit spaces on the banks of the Rio Guaíba. A terrace café overlooking the river is the perfect place to take in a sunset. The center is open Tuesday–Sunday 9–9. To find out what's on, it's best to call ahead, as there is little up-to-date information published online.

Performing Art Information


Av. João Goulart 551, Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, 90010-120, Brazil

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051-3289–8100; 051-3289–8111

Published 06/20/2018


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