Top things to do

Market in Caruaru

Feira de Caruaru

This enormous market is the largest in the Northeast and has become a popular tourist attraction. It’s busiest on Saturday. Among the thousands of stalls selling flowers, shoes, food, medicinal herbs, clothes and ho…
Brazilian in Caruaru

Bode Assado do Luciano

An institution in Alto do Moura, this large traditional restaurant offers big plates of bode (goat) prepared in a variety of ways. It's best accompanied with fried cassava.
Cultural in Caruaru

Festa de São João

Caruaru's Festa de São João is claimed to be Brazil's largest forró festival – 30 straight days of couples swaying to the accordion and triangle.
Museum in Caruaru

Museu do Barro e do Forró

Inside the municipal cultural center there are two worthwhile museums. The Museu do Forró holds every bit of memorabilia on Luiz Gonzaga, the father of forró, that it could get its hands on – including the pajamas h…
Museum in Caruaru

Museu Casa do Mestre Vitalino

The Museu Casa do Mestre Vitalino contains tools, personal effects, and copies of some of the famous pieces from Mestre Vitalino (1909–63), Caruaru's original ceramic-figurine genius.