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The Northeast Sights

Casa da Cultura

  • Rua Floriano Peixoto Map It
  • Recife
  • Jail

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The old cells of this former 19th-century prison have been transformed into shops that sell works from Pernambuco's artisans, including clay figurines, wood sculptures, carpets, leather goods, and items made from woven straw. One of the cells has been kept in its original form to give visitors an idea of how the prisoners there lived.

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Rua Floriano Peixoto, Recife, 50020-060, Brazil

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  • Free
  • Mon.–Sat. 9–7, Sun. 9–2


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