Porto Alegre

Gasômetro (Gasometer) Gasômetro (Gasometer)

A power generation plant that was deactivated and became one of the most important cultural centers of Porto Alegre.

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Located on the Guaíba river, in Porto Alegre, capital of the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Usina do Gasômetro is one of the most outstanding buildings of the city. The name became popularly known because in the past there was a gas plant in the vicinities of the site.

Focused on the generation of electricity, the Plant was opened in 1928 and in the first years of operation it was involved in great controversies with the local population, which was dissatisfied with the soot that contaminated their residences. To combat the problem, in 1937, a new chimney was built, measuring 117 m, which is currently one of the main sights of the city.

In 1970, its activities were ceased, and years later the site was opened to the public as a cultural center, stage for concerts, fairs, exhibitions and other events.

You can climb to the top of the tower and eat a snack on the third floor, or also take photos and watch the beautiful sunset.

Opening hours:
From Tuesday to Friday, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Free entry

Duration of the Visit
2 hours
+55 (51) 3289-8100
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Porto Alegre City Hall


Av. Presidente João Goulart, 551 – Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul

You can also choose a more carefree way of moving around going by taxi.

You can rent a car to visit the Plant.

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