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Arts & Crafts in Recife

Casa da Cultura

An excellent source of Pernambuco crafts, plus stocks a lot of T-shirts. The Casa da Cultura occupies a creepy colonial-era prison where prisoners languished until 1973.
Arts & Crafts in Recife

Feirinha do Recife Antigo

This interesting street market specializing in local artisanry, such as dresses, jewelry and ceramics, brings Recife Antigo to life on Sunday afternoons. Nearby bars open and there's often live music. On the last Su…
Arts & Crafts in Recife

Centro de Artesanato de Pernambuco

Displays and sells high-end Pernambuco crafts in wood, ceramics, lace, lithographs and other media.
Market in Recife

Mercado de São José

As well as traditional Pernambuco handicrafts, such as lace and leather goods, palm baskets and clay figurines, this bustling city-center market sells all manner of food, and stocks shelves of medicinal herbs. On Su…
Books in Recife

Livraria Cultura

Probably the best bookstore north of Salvador, with a big English-language selection, including Lonely Planet guides, plus music and movies.
Arts & Crafts in Olinda

Mercado da Ribeira

Friendly little outdoor market for handicrafts in Olinda. Out the back there is a large terrace with fine views.