Its smells bad and the wc and the place is not clean. I have never ever been to a place that stinks so much during the 2 hour visit we was there.
The building is interesting, and old prison turned into a shopping centre. Supposed to be craft, but we found little variety and not very enthusiastic shopkeepers - understable given they spend most of their days inside a old prison's cell. Misleading title - as we found with a few attractions in Recife - as there is very little cultural displays... More
My Brazilian wife and I are in the final week of a 5 week tour of the North East. She likes to visit jewelry anything ... Shops, stalls, mines, exhibits. The Casa da Cultura is actually A Dutch design dating to when the Dutch seized Recife to be the capital of Dutch Brazil. But within the Casa da Cultura are... More
Brazilian handicrafts are famous everywhere and at Casa da Cultura you will find most of them from the Northeast part of the country. There are dozens of vendors and you can bargain everywhere. The site is also interesting because was a prison in the past and nowadays is one of the buildings of the old Recife, city founded in the... More
This used to be a prison and became a olace full of small shops ( before cells). You have long corridors, full os small shops where you can buy souvenires , pieces of art, table cloth,etc.After walking for hours, what about a short rest for a coffee, or snacks. On Thursday nights, they have shows with "forró music"- very common... More
Good to see how the one time Jail Cells are turned into traditional business activities. One can imagine how the prisoners were kept in the jail in old days! Good place to buy Recife specific artistic items...
It was interesting to see the old jail with the converted prison cells, however I would have preferred to see them in their original state. There are endless stores of tourist paraphernalia, many selling the same products. Not really much culture on exhibition here, and the shops would only be interesting if you are shopping for souvenirs. Even then, prices... More
This former jail has been transformed to house a number of handicraft stores , souvenir shops and food stalls , yet it still kept an historical and cultural aura. It is worth walking around and look at the architecture of the building and see the remains of the former cells . a nice way to spend an hour and maybe... More
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