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Pernambuco House of Culture

Rua Floriano Peixoto s/n, Recife, State of Pernambuco 50020-060, Brazil
(81) 3224-2850
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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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Rua Floriano Peixoto s/n, Recife, State of Pernambuco 50020-060, Brazil
(81) 3224-2850
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Reviewed March 23, 2017 via mobile

Biggest tourist trap we have ever been to. There is plenty of opportunity to do souvenir shopping, but that is it. It is a old prison and that is kind of interesting. Every cell is a new shop, but all selling pretty much the same....More

Thank TwoAndAHalfTraveller
Reviewed February 23, 2017

This is an interesting converted jail offering many small stores with craft and souvenirs. The stores are located I. The cells and therefore very small but they do offe a wide variety of items and there is no pressure sales. Pleasant place to spend an...More

Thank Anthony S
Reviewed January 7, 2017 via mobile

Former jail transformed in a cultural site. Nice to visit. All jail cells were restored but maintaining the athmosphere

Thank Nicola L
Reviewed December 15, 2016 via mobile

Not big, all art shops pretty much the same. Some info in english is missing, its a pitty due to the rich history of the prison/art market. Nice building for a quick stroll.

Thank 468guyh
Reviewed December 9, 2016

A nice place to visit, a old prison with lots of little shops in the old cells, and it is a great place to buy you're souvenirs, the only thing I did not like was that a lot of shops are selling exactly the same...More

Thank dadvries
Reviewed December 3, 2016

amazing setting and incredible lace. The setting is an old prison and the shops are set up inside former prison cells. Very cool architecture. unique.

Thank ciaim
Reviewed October 29, 2016

This craft market "recycles" an old Portuguese prison and is full of little shops -- one in each cell. Most of the places sell the same type of stuff an the vendors can get a bit pushy. But worth the trip just to see the...More

Thank HerouxFamily
Reviewed September 2, 2016 via mobile

Good place to visit even if you are not going to buy any presents. The prisons are made into little stores selling different souvenirs.

Thank Miriam B
Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

Must go on a rainy and buy many souvenirs. We went with uluwatour in a private van. Must stay at least 1 hour to ser everything.

Thank IzaeCaio
Reviewed April 28, 2016

The concept of this place is quite interesting. As you shop here, you can see the structure of the old prison. The craft shopping here is not nearly as impressive as the area just southeast of the port. The goods here are okay, but the...More

Thank Lawrence H
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