Recife Private Tour: Casa da Cultura & Catamaran

Tour Number

Activity Level

261564


Categories

Youth and Family, Shopping, First Time Visitor, City

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 3

Language(s)

explanation

Spanish (basic), Portuguese (fluent), English (fluent)

First you go shopping, then you go for a Catamaran ride through the Downtown Recife, navigating the Capibaribe river.


If you don't have much time in town and want to do something different, this tour may fit you.
First we'll spend 1 hour at the Casa da Cultura (House of Culture), an old prison that was adapted to become a shopping mall of artcraft and all sort of local products. The place was known as Casa de Detenção (Detention House, inaugurated in 1855), until it was closed in 1973 and reopened in 1976 as Casa da Cultura. The adaptation was designed by the Italian-Brazilian architect Lina Bo Bardi. In 1980 the building was listed by FUNDARPE (the Foundation of Heritage and Art of Pernambuco). Each cell now is a shop, gathering over 200 artesans, artists and retailers, in 150 shops.
After, we'll go for a catamaran ride on the Capibaribe River. This floating tour passes under 5 bridges of downtown Recife, showing its many monuments from a different angle: Marco Zero Square, Francisco Brennand's Sculpture Park, the Republica Square and its famous buildings, the Aurora Street, among other landmarks of the Brazilian Venice.

Itinerary

1. Casa da Cultura (House of Culture)
2. Catamaran Tours Pier. The tour goes around the Pina Basin, Port of Recife canal, Francisco Brennand's Sculpture Park, Marco Zero Square, enters the Capibaribe River and goes under the following bridges: 12 de Setembro, Maurício de Nassau, Buarque de Macêdo, Princesa Isabel and Duarte Coelho. The tour passes close to the following monuments: Paço Alfândega Mall, Church of Madre de Deus , Santeclair Building, Republica Square and its famous buildings, Ginásio Pernambucano, Pernambuco's Legislative Assembly, Aurora Street, among others.

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.
To pick you up in Porto de Galinhas or other locations, with an additional cost, ask for a customized tour.

End location: At the place of picking up or anywhere closeby (restaurants, shoppings, beach)

Duration: 4 hours

Depending on the day of the week and the schedule of the Catamaran Tours operator, the time and start hour must be adjusted.

Transportation

Private car with AC. For bigger groups (more than 3) is possibble to adjust the vehicle and transportation - price may change.

What’s Included

Other: My services as your personal Tour Guide, transportation and parking fees, if necessary, and the tickets for the Catamaran Tour.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

50 Real - Just in case you want to have a snack or a coconut water.

What’s Extra

Other: Meals or snacks - not included

Private tour guide Sergio D.

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