Quality Hotel Joao Pessoa
Av. Cabo Branco 2870
Joao Pessoa, 58045-010
Phone: (55) 83 30417000
Fax: (55) 83 30417001
Alto da Sé is a big area where you will find a square with lots of snack options including tasteful regional food like tapiocas or acarajés, many souvenir stores, the Sé Cathedral courtyard and Olinda's panoramic elevator. It is a great place to enjoy the sunset while eating great food and beverages with a beautiful view to Olinda's rooftops, Recife's high rises, the sea and other points of interest of both cities. Sunday afternoons are the most lively, but there are activities everyday here, including local music and arts presentations.
Recently opened, this charming mall has a great location in Casa Forte neighborhood, where you will find lots of traditional mansions and a bucolic, green nook near some of the city's tallest and most luxurious buildings. Receiving about 20,000 visitors every day, the mall offers more than 150 operations including stores, kiosks and a delightful food court.
You can access the Handicraft Center of Pernambuco through Marco Zero, one of the most beautiful attractions in Recife. The center has a store that sells handcrafted items that represent the rich culture of Pernambuco. Products are mainly made of clay, wood, straw or leather. There is also a food court, an exhibition gallery and an auditorium. Focused on local handicraft and popular arts, the place has already sold more than 106,000 pieces from all regions of Pernambuco.
Opened on April 29th, 1997, this was the first big mall of the northwest area of Recife and the closest to Olinda city. Visited monthly by 1.3 million people, this place offers 240 shops including 4 main stores, 4 megastores, 2 food courts, 8 movie theaters and various other branches of national and international companies. The venue also offers great services, such as Espaço Familia with family restrooms, diaper rooms, a microwave for heating babies food and kids dining seats.
Situated in Recife Antigo, Casa da Cultura was originally built in the 18th century as a penitentiary. In 1973, it was closed and 3 years later, after a renovation, Casa da Cultura was founded, literally meaning "House of Culture." Nowadays, the building is a center for cultural shops with all kinds of products, from handcrafted items to regional food. Creating an unique atmosphere while preserving the historical aspect of the building, the shops are now installed where were the former cells.
By visiting São José Market, one of Recife's most famous public markets, you will be able to explore and have direct contact with the local culture. There you will find a lot of stores selling handcrafted items and great opportunities to taste local food. A trip here is a must for an "only in Recife" experience.
First shopping mall in the Pernambuco state, Shopping Recife opened on October 7th, 1980. By that time, the mall offered 72 stores and 1131 parking spaces. After four enlargement campaigns, this huge mall now offers more than 450 stores, including 9 main stores and 9 megastores, 10 movie theaters and 5800 parking spaces. Here you will find national and international stores, entertainment options and lots of dining opportunities among 4 food courts and 19 restaurants.
This traditional marketplace is open everyday on Praça de Boa Viagem Square. There you'll be able to buy items such as crochet fittings, lots of bijous, seeds, needlework clothing, biscuits, hammocks, blankets, dehydrated flowers arrangements, leather sandals and many other products. Each vendor opens their stall on their own time, but the stalls generally are open from 04:00 pm to 10:00 pm. There is also an area dedicated to local food with delightful and affordable options.
Jaboatão dos Guararapes is a sister city of Recife and is home to Shopping Guararapes in its Piedade neighborhood. This shopping mall is the third biggest in Pernambuco in terms of area. It offers 242 storefronts, including 11 main stores and a modern movie theater complex with 12 cinemas. There you will be able to enjoy free high-speed internet access, diaper rooms and other great services.