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Oficina Ceramica Francisco Brennand

Propriedade Santos Cosme e Damiao, s/n - Varzea | Acesso pela Av. Caxangá, Recife, State of Pernambuco, Brazil
(81) 3271-2466
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Ranked #3 of 134 attractions in Recife
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Educational Sites, Specialty Museums
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Vinhedo, SP
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

It is amazing! It is really nice and beautiful. It surprised me to have something so nice in Brazil at this level. The location is Very well organized and a lot of art. Peaces are expensive but really nice. A little bit far away from downtown.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

An enchanting place- I wish I could have stayed longer. His sculptures are amazing and his paintings and drawings are equally wonderful. One of my new favourite artists!

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Los Angeles, California
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
54 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

So there is a dining cafe which is average but could serve as a good starting or ending point.. The place itself is amazing.. his imagination is wild... expressions created in ceramic without a face, with a face, with body, you name it.... dreamworld of animals and humans all combined... certainly unusual and extra-ordinary...! I could easily spend hours...

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

This is a magic place that you must see. It is not easy to get there but you will not regret. It a beautiful space to appreciate how time passes in out life. Walk without hurry and enjoy the great proverbs that you can find in the sculptures.

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Hammond, Louisiana
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101 reviews 101 reviews
38 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Here is how I define the food at Brennand's Cafe: high cuisine using simple ingredients. My plate had two "escondidinhos de carne de sol", one made with cassava ("macaxeira") and the other with pumpkin wrapped in a collard green leaf (couve). For desert, their "cartola" (a common northeastern desert made with banana, partially melted butter cheese "queijo manteiga", cinnamon and... More

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Geneva, Switzerland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

We didn't quite know what to expect but as it was a rainy day, we thought we would give it a whirl and see what it was all about. WOW!! Wouldn't have missed it for the world. I want some of these sculptures for my garden. If you like art and can look beyond the routine, you will get a... More

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

The Brennand institute is a sort of temple created by one of Brasil's greatest ceramic artists. It is a great indoor/outdoor space that combines his ceramic work with nature in a very surreal way that compliments the environment very fittingly. It feels like walking into abandoned ruins, however it is the consummation of the life's work of one man and... More

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Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

It's a bit far from the center of Recife but it is totally worth a visit. There are nice sculptures all over the gardens. The ambient is very calm and peaceful. The restaurant is very good, try the greensalad and a mixed juice!

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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

Very interesting and worth the trip. It is a litlle bit far from downtown but you must go there. A nice landscape with pottery art. Brennand is an international artist.

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Recife, PE
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

Gorgeous parklike setting, very interesting sculptures, as well as paintings. The gardens are beautiful and there's a nice cafe to have lunch. A great days outing.

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