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Museu Cais do Sertao

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Reviewed 1 November 2018

Visiting Recife, you cannot miss its newest attraction, the modern and beautiful "Museu Cais do Sertão"! At a walking distance from "Praça do Marco Zero", at the "Recife Antigo" quarter, it honors the culture, traditions and history of the "sertanejos". These men, women and children...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank LuizDutraNeto
Reviewed 23 May 2018

This museum was opened in 2014 and is part of the old harbour rejuvenation project. It boasts many interactive displays and makes the recent history of the Sertao, an area sadly underrepresented in the Brazilian mindset, come alive. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank holger b
Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

A great place to learn about Brazilian culture and music. Lot's of interactive displays and samples of music showing how it evolved over the years. Sometimes there is live music being played in reception. Be aware that all the information is in Portuguese but there...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Christine F
Reviewed 1 December 2017

I went to this hotel when I needed to go to the USA Consulate in Recife. It is a new and clean hotel. Nice restaurant. Helpful staff. The room is confortable, but the bathroom was somehow old. But very clean.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Ricardo A
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Great place to visit and learn more about the sertão (inlands), its people, customs and landscape. They play a very beautiful movie worth watching. Don't miss it.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 7 November 2017

Modern museun, with a comprehensive collection ranging from pieces from craftsmanship to the music of the region. Interesting instalations like the echo tunnel and the karaokes booth were your here all the brazilian northeastern instruments like "sanfona and zabumba" and s. There are examples of...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

Located in the heart of Recife Antigo, the Cais do Sertão Museum presents traditional aspects of the countryside everyday life in the northeast of Brazil. The life of Luiz Gonzaga, a famous regional musician and singer, works as a backbone to the main exhibition.

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

Unless you speak Portuguese there is no reason to visit this museum which is a shame as it is a nice new building with colourful displays. The fact the museum uses modern replicas of old clothing, artefacts etc is also disappointing as it would have...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 2 May 2017

It's a very nicely restored old dock, with a huge collection of Pernambuco artesanato (arts & craft). Definitely worth a visit. And it located on the waterfront in old down-town.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank leowery
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Although I really love brazilian culture, Gonzaga and forró (music), I thought this installation isn't too clear for foreigners who has no idea what it's all about. It begins with an amazing video with mapping that talks about the beauty of serrado climate and all...More

Date of experience: March 2017
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