Finding the best handicrafts in Pernambuco

feira-alto-da-se has a guide to the state’s best places to buy handicrafts. I’m going to leave the names and addresses for those in Recife and Olinda. For the rest of the state, look on their site (PT).


“It’s practically impossible for the tourist to visit Pernambuco and, on the way home, not take at least one handmade item that represents the rich local handicraft market. Whether it’s embroidered or made of wood, clay or fiber (straw, bamboo, etc), it’s all done by hand and requires effort and patience. They’re traditions that are passed from generation to generation. Get to know the main centers of handicrafts in Pernambuco.”


Casa da Cultura
Rua Floriano Peixoto, s/n, Santo Antônio. Tel: (81) 3224-0557

Mercado de São José
Praça Dom Vital, s/n, São José. Tel: (81) 3355-3399

Feira de Bom Jesus
Rua do Bom Jesus, s/n, Bairro do Recife

Feira de Arte e Artesanato de Boa Viagem
Praça de Boa Viagem, s/n, Boa Viagem

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Mercado Eufrásio Barbosa
Avenida Sigismundo Gonçalves, s/n, Varadouro. Tel: (81) 3439-2911

Mercado da Ribeira
Rua Bernardo Vieira de Melo, s/n, Ribeira. Tel: (81) 3493-9708

Feira da Sé
Alto da Sé, s/n, Cidade Alta

* The term “s/n” means “sem número” (no number), as in there’s no specific address.


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