Pernambuco House of Culture, Recife

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#4 of 106 in Museums in State of Pernambuco
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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  • August 15, 2017
    The Culture House is located in a former prison. The old cells were made craft shops. The transformation is legal but has a climate a little heavy ...
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  • August 14, 2017
    It's an old prison that is currently used as a shopping centre. Each cell is a job, where you can find crafts and memories of Recife. It is good to visit him but bear in mind it is located in an area a little complicated by insecurity, at least made us know the Brazilian guide who accompanied us on the visit.
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  • August 14, 2017
    Very crafts ... a lot of culture ... many smells and colors. Unimaginable to think that it was an arrest.
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