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Since I was not interested in doing any shopping I just walked through the Sao José Market in the Santo Antonio quarter of Recife. The place is of some architectonical interest as the oldest building in Braziil with pre-fabricated iron, dating from 1871,
Old house of arrest of Recife was reformed and transformed into cultural tourist center. The cells were transformed into artisan shops and food, but with the original structure, including grids. An original cell was kept for the visitor to know as it was originally. It...More
If you are looking to buy any crafts, go to the Artesanato de Pernambuco first!! It is government run with no mark up on pricing and much better controls. However fun to walk through the market just to look.
Not just the market, but all surrounding streets are full of fruit and vegetable vendors that will be very exotic if you are not a local. The market is from the XIX Century, need some restoration, because as is now, none can imagine that in...More
Every time I visit Recife I take 1 day to walk around Downtown Recife and one of my final stops is always this market. In this market you will find many different kinds of crafts and hand made embroidered table cloths,sheets,kitchen towels etc for prices...More
Mercado de Sao Jose is a great place to buy suevenirs from Recife. Not a great place to eat and drink, They sell fish and seafood inside the place so that's all you can smell all over the place. Its great if you just go...More
it is so sad that Recife is nowadays one of the most dangerous place in Brazil. The city has a crime timer to count how many crimes happens every SECOND! This is terrible! Recife is a place full of history and energy. Their people are...More