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Santander Cultural

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Neighbourhood: Historic City Center
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Address: Rua Sete de Setembro 1028 | Centro Histórico, Porto Alegre, State of Rio Grande do Sul 90010-191, Brazil
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+55(51) 3287-5500
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Sun 13:00 - 19:00
Tue - Sat 10:00 - 19:00

Mon-Fri 10am-7pm, Sat-Sun 11am-7pm

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Beautiful place, worth a visit

The Santander building is inviting for itself: beautiful construction in the heart of the city center. Even if the art expositions inside don't really interest the visitor, it is... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
Rosana B
Porto Alegre, RS
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Porto Alegre, RS
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

The Santander building is inviting for itself: beautiful construction in the heart of the city center. Even if the art expositions inside don't really interest the visitor, it is worth going in just to see the stained glass ceiling. Santander hosts many art expositions (and you can visit them for free), events regarding cinema and other activities. It is definitely... More 

Thank Rosana B
Barichara, Colombia
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147 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017

still under certain renovation, the cultural center, has a wonderful array of activities that go from exhibits to cinema shows, as well as conferences and concerts. A must if one is in Porto Alegre visiting the downtown area.

Thank marx-engels
Macae, RJ
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28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2016

They have seasonal attractions, so the experience will be different depending on when you go, but the building is stunning! I loved the architecture. The people working there are pretty nice too.

Thank VeronicaDestro
Porto Alegre
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90 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016

The historic building has been renovated and many of the original features were preserved. the stained glass ceiling is out of this world. Normally has exhibits that are super interesting - I went to a Picasso showing, and a Brennand showing, both beautifully staged. Has a nice cafe, great environment. close to the Art Museum - which has a cafe... More 

Thank cbonorino
Miami, United States
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2016

Perhaps the best free attraction in Porto Alegre. The magnificent ceiling and interior make this a cultural gem. The exhibits are very impressive. On the lower level there are range of displays on the history of the bank. Gift shop also available.

Thank Phillip B
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66 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2016

If you feel like checking nice exhibitions around Porto Alegre, then this is the best spot. A lot of interesting artists from all around the globe passed around these museus. Plus, this is a free attraction, and in a very cultural area of the city. Go there and enjoy.

Thank Marcelo M
Tel Aviv, Israel
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32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

Was there at a film festival. Very nice, great coffee shop inside, the location is good. Not for touristic visit but it's good to check the programme. Sometimes they have great cultural activities in a good price

Thank sbfares
Porto Alegre, RS
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 February 2016

The building is located historical center of Porto Alegre there's many other beautiful building at this area. People need to take care of their staff because all the are surrounded with many homeless. We had seen exhibition of Paulo Amaral Brazilian artist how have many interesting works

Thank Adi E
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81 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2016

Nice museum in city centre, amazing old, historical classical building in a great green square, close to Casa de Cultura Mario Quintana....but I would prefer to spend my time in Ibere Camargo or Ling Institute and in a sunny days in a green area (the city offers a lot of spaces) or walking around Bomfim.

Thank Arthur R
Sao Paulo, SP
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230 reviews
90 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2015

The Santander Cultural houses many great exhibitions and is a gem of a building itself. Definitely worth the visit. The shop is also a great place.

Thank Ana K

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