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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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  • This is an old prison where today the cells turned into shops of handicrafts. Is right in the center of the reef. Ideal to buy souvenirs in the region.
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  • You need to go through all the 3 floors of this old prison, because apparently all the stores have all the same, but there are hidden treasures, such as plus size stores friendily or toy stores and games worth getting all afternoon.
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  • For those who want to enjoy a little of the pernambucan culture, a great opportunity to get to know the story told through objects, props and handicrafts, distributed in a secular space and people's heritage.
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