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Pernambuco House of Culture

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Address: Rua Floriano Peixoto, s/n, Recife, State of Pernambuco, Brazil
Phone Number: (81) 3224-2850
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Description: Traditional music and dance shows are performed outside this cultural arts...
Traditional music and dance shows are performed outside this cultural arts center, at one time a colonial prison, which now houses craft and souvenir shops and provides tourist information.
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in the center of the city you can visit "Casa da Cultura", an old building where held a prision decade ago. Each custody cell holds a store that sells very nice typical stuffs... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 9, 2015
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Recife, PE
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Philadelphia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This is such a great concept - a former prison, with really interesting architecture, converted to a place for buying crafts and art. We always enjoy coming here, plus there are often special entertainment possibilities - for example, short shows of local music or dance (forro!) Highly recommended.

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Recife, PE
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

in the center of the city you can visit "Casa da Cultura", an old building where held a prision decade ago. Each custody cell holds a store that sells very nice typical stuffs. You can find the best handcrafts from very talented artists from pernambuco. Many ladies start to make their bride's trousseau and baby outfits.

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Belem, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

A lot of small cell converted to sell countless craft items. You must be choose wich stores to visit. It has three floors with elevator, security and parking (only need to pay the parking).

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Recife, PE
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The place is nice, has payed parking and security. The shopping hitself is well fournished but you must be selective. Anyway Worth the displacement, you will Always find something nice and can visit the ancient recife who is nearby.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Imagine a very large historical prison, three stories high with four wings housing small cells for the prisoners. Now imagine the prison cells filled with folk art from the Nordeste do Brazil. Love it. . .each cell has a different personality depending on the lace being sold, handmade leather goods, jewelry from Indian tribes in the Amazon, or hundreds of... More 

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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Great building and I suppose it works as if everyone who visits buys one thing. Like many have said it is tourist tat, but my husband was struggling with the sun and needed a hat so it was a quick find and we could venture out in the January sun.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

The old prison setting is for sure interesting and well adapted to be currently a cluster of little shops where you can buy souvenirs and arts and crafts items. I think it's worth a visit and you may even buy something there (I got a hammock), but you'll soon notice the products on sale are very repetitive. 10s of vendors... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Lots of handicraft work, some snack or desserts. The place was a prison, with the stores placed inside the old cells. Worth the visit!

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new hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Well preserved old prison with each of the old cells now being a small craft store. Much of what is sold in the cells in tourist kitsch, but we found some interesting Brazilian hand crafts, fabrics, etc. throughout the building. If you are familiar with the traditional crafts of Northeastern Brazil, this is the place to find the real thing.... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

A converted prison. If you want beautiful hand crafted items from Brazil to take home, this is the place, both for quality and value. Most of the merchants are the artist and they are eager to share their love of their city and what they do with anyone.

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Address: Rua Floriano Peixoto, s/n, Recife, State of Pernambuco, Brazil
Phone Number: (81) 3224-2850
Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Pernambuco (PE)  >  Recife

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