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São José market

Old house of arrest of Recife was reformed and transformed into cultural tourist center. The cells... read more

Reviewed 19 April 2018
Paulo W
Recife, PE
via mobile
Fun to look at but don't buy!!

If you are looking to buy any crafts, go to the Artesanato de Pernambuco first!! It is government... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2017
Jonathan L
Santiago, Chile
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19 Apr 2018
“São José market”
3 Mar 2017
“Fun to look at but don't buy!!”
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Praca Dom Vital s/n, Recife, State of Pernambuco 50020-906, Brazil
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Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

Old house of arrest of Recife was reformed and transformed into cultural tourist center. The cells were transformed into artisan shops and food, but with the original structure, including grids. An original cell was kept for the visitor to know as it was originally. It...More

Thank Paulo W
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

If you are looking to buy any crafts, go to the Artesanato de Pernambuco first!! It is government run with no mark up on pricing and much better controls. However fun to walk through the market just to look.

Thank Jonathan L
Reviewed 13 May 2016

Not just the market, but all surrounding streets are full of fruit and vegetable vendors that will be very exotic if you are not a local. The market is from the XIX Century, need some restoration, because as is now, none can imagine that in...More

Thank FruitComber
Reviewed 6 December 2015 via mobile

Every time I visit Recife I take 1 day to walk around Downtown Recife and one of my final stops is always this market. In this market you will find many different kinds of crafts and hand made embroidered table cloths,sheets,kitchen towels etc for prices...More

1  Thank MariaCFC
Reviewed 30 September 2015

Mercado de Sao Jose is a great place to buy suevenirs from Recife. Not a great place to eat and drink, They sell fish and seafood inside the place so that's all you can smell all over the place. Its great if you just go...More

1  Thank Gearharttb
Reviewed 3 September 2014

it is so sad that Recife is nowadays one of the most dangerous place in Brazil. The city has a crime timer to count how many crimes happens every SECOND! This is terrible! Recife is a place full of history and energy. Their people are...More

3  Thank Vanessa P
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