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an average Brazilian market

Since I was not interested in doing any shopping I just walked through the Sao José Market in the... read more

Reviewed October 28, 2018
Zurich, Switzerland
São José market

Old house of arrest of Recife was reformed and transformed into cultural tourist center. The cells... read more

Reviewed April 19, 2018
Recife, PE
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Oct 28, 2018
“an average Brazilian market”
Apr 19, 2018
“São José market”
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Reviewed October 28, 2018

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,

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank saronic
Reviewed April 19, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank paulojwanderley
Reviewed March 3, 2017 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank jonathanlE1967GT
Reviewed May 13, 2016

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

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank FruitComber
Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

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

Date of experience: April 2015
1  Thank MariaCFC
Reviewed September 30, 2015

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

Date of experience: May 2015
1  Thank Gearharttb
Reviewed September 3, 2014

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

Date of experience: October 2013
4  Thank Vanessa P
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