countryside paradise of art craft and fashion
Caruaru is a hinterland city located 130 km from Recife. With a populaton of more than 350 thousand inhabitants, is also known as "The Princess of Agreste" or "The Capital of Forró". Forro is a musical and dance style popular in the Brazilian Northeast.
Is also famous for its fair. A huge area dedicated to art crafts, pottery, decoration, clothing and many other products that can be found around the Caruaru Fair's corridors.
Another interesting place to visit is the Alto do Moura, a neighborhood considered by Unesco as the largest center of figurative art in Americas. In there we can visit the Mestre Vitalino's house - a museum dedicated to this famous artist, responsible for the first figurative art's scene in Brazil, back in 1948. His work can be seen in the Louvre Museum in Paris.
Caruaru is part of the Fashion Pole of the Agreste, along with other surrounding cities that has in the fashion industry their main economic activity. We'll also visit an outlet mall dedicated to the local fashion products.
Departure from Recife at the scheduled time.
1st stop: Rei das Coxinhas (a famous snack house located on the road, half way to Caruaru)
2nd stop: Feira de Caruaru (Caruaru Fair) for shopping
3th stop: lunch (regional food)
4th stop: Alto do Moura - to visit the Mestre Vitalino Museum and a walk around the art craft and pottery shops.
5th stop: Polo Caruaru (Fashion Mall) (2 hours)
Departure to Recife.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I may go meet you at your hotel or at the Airport or Port, in case of cruise ship passengers, as long it is located in Recife, Olinda or Jaboatão.
I can arrange to pick you up in Porto de Galinhas or other locations, with an additional cost and time to the tour, acording to the distance.
End location: At the place of picking up or anywhere closeby (restaurants, shoppings, beach)
Duration: 10 hours
Private car with AC. For bigger groups (more than 3) is possibble to adjust the vehicle and transportation - price will change.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
80 Real - It depends on how much you are going for shopping. Usually the museums tickets are less than R$ 10 and lunch and snacks will cost no more than R$ 70 per person (depending on the kind of food and beverage ordered)