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Pernambuco House of Culture, Recife
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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. With our world travel planner, Recife attractions like Pernambuco House of Culture can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • The building of the House of culture is very interesting and worth a visit. But the craft items found at the site are restricted and equal in most tents. To find more variety of local crafts, recommend San Jose Market.
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  • Is a good place to buy souvenirs, only have craft and the prices are good. I went on a Sunday and found all the shops open.
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  • In addition to containing a bit of history the House of culture is an excellent choice for shopping of handicraft products and many souvenirs for friends and relatives.
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