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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  • I was in search of the famous souvenirs and under indications of sites, I decided to take a look at the Culture Center. Is a very interesting site. Was a former prison, so the shops are where were the ancient cells. There's plenty of options of party favors with various prices, but they are not very expensive. I just think the place could be better maintained. But it's worth the visit
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  • Worth knowing and purchase some handicrafts. On the same day we went to Olinda and we find that the price is cheaper.
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  • I found interesting to discover the building where we ran a former prison. But I found the prices. Depending on the product you're looking for, you can find better prices on the market.
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