© Fábio Jardelino
© Fábio Jardelino

The Handicraft Center of Pernambuco, Recife

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 ©  Fábio Jardelino
© Fábio Jardelino

If you are visiting Recife and looking to find a nice souvenir, or present to take back home, then you should visit the Centro de Artesanato de Pernambuco (or, Handicraft Center of Pernambuco), located in the Old Recife neighborhood, just next to the Marco Zero Square. There you can find traditional products from artists from all the states of Pernambuco. 

Marco Zero, Recife
Marco Zero, Recife
Praça Barão do Rio Branco - Recife, PE, 50020-360, Brasil
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© Fábio Jardelino

Carlos Augusto Lira signed the architectural project of the center, and its inauguration took place in 2012, when the Governor of Pernambuco Eduardo Campos, started a big project for the renovation of the city center. The handicraft center can be spotted on the left side of the square, while on the right side, you can find several restaurants to enjoy local food

© Fábio Jardelino
© Fábio Jardelino

Inside the center, there are more than 20 thousand pieces available to purchase, produced by 1,4 thousand artisans. The decoration allows the visitor to witness the use of handicrafts in spaces such as living rooms, dining rooms, and bedrooms, among others, through a contemporary perspective. Also, you can find products made by diverse raw materials, such as ceramics, wood, glass, metal, lace, textile, and others.

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© Fábio Jardelino
Handicraft Center of Pernambuco
Handicraft Center of Pernambuco
Av. Alfredo Lisboa, s/n - Recife, PE, 50030-100, Brasil
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© Fábio Jardelino

While shopping, keep in mind that all the cards are accepted. To facilitate the visitors, the employees at the center can speak English, Spanish, French, and Italian.

© Fábio Jardelino
© Fábio Jardelino

Once you finish your visit, don't forget that you are in the most touristic part of all the city, so save some time to enjoy the cultural environment around the Old Recife's neighborhood.  


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Fabio Jardelino

Fabio Jardelino

I was born in a big city back in Brazil, called Recife, but I realized that it was not big enough for me. I lived around in Brazil, then abroad and currently, I'm in Europe, but always when I have a chance, I go back to Brazil to enjoy my wonderful country. Also, I want to give a little of this Brazilian Experience to you, through my articles and pictures.

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