Pernambuco House of Culture, Recife

Recife’s former House of Detention is an unusual home for a shopping mall. Craft shops, galleries, and coffee shops occupy old cells, while one has retained its original features to remind you of the building’s macabre past. As well as an outdoor food court where you can try typical delicacies of the region, you will find an internet cafe, research rooms, a theater, and the offices of various cultural organizations. Pernambuco House of Culture also plays host to a variety of events throughout the year including concerts, folklore demonstrations, and artistic performances. A visit to Pernambuco House of Culture represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Recife travel route planner to plot your vacation.
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  • If you want to buy crafts of Pernambuco this place is more than required. There was an old prison and inside contains many traces of that time yet. Has a plethora of "cells" with craft shops to suit all tastes and pockets.
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  • in the Casa de Culturas - former prison - with small shops, where you will certainly find a nice souvenir for home.
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  • In the House of culture you find beautiful pieces of various artists with different styles, all with a regional footprint that you don't find anywhere else in the country.
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  • A former prision turned into a cultural centre? Wonderful and poetic.
  • The place was an old prison. Now there are stores inside each prison cell.
  • This is a great spot to buy authentic gifts. I would highly recommend it. It used to be a prison, but has become a great place to go shopping. The store keepers a friendly and you also can explore this historic building.
  • There are so many local things that you can buy, or just go to see and appreciate.
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