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Recife is known for its bustling shopping streets and shopping malls. From expensive brands to cheap, affordable shopping and treat for bargain experts, everything can be found in Recife.

Famous shopping places in Recife

Shopping Centre Recife

This shopping centre is modern and contemporary. It is the biggest mall in Recife. It has a multiplex cinema hall and houses Recife’s only bowling alley. This mall is easily accessible by bus as it is located right in the middle of Boa Viagem.

Address: R. Padre Carapuceiro, 777 - Boa Viagem, Recife, Brazil.

Paco Alfandega

The Paco Alfandega mall has been in Recife since 1826. Built on the island of Old Recife, you will get the feeling of old meeting new in this old heritage structure, where modern contemporary shops are situated. At Paco Alfadenga, you can come across restaurants, fast food centres, coffee shops, book shops, CDs and DVDs, entertainment centres, perfumes, photo labs, fashion stores, opticians, jewellers, souvenirs etc.

Address: Cais da Alfandega 35, Recife Antigo, Recife, Brazil.

Shopping Centre Guararapes ( Visit )

Shopping Centre Guararapes is the second biggest shopping mall in Pernambuco. Nearly 40 thousand people shop at the Shopping Centre every day, and around 14.6 million people visit it every year. There are 219 shops in the mall. The famous Box Movies have 12 cinema halls in the mall, wherein 2700 people can watch movies.

Address: Av. Barreto Menezes, 800 - Piedade, Jaboatao dos Guararapes, PE, Recife, Brazil.

Shopping Centre Tacaruna

Shopping Centre Tacaruna was inaugurated on 29th April 1997 by JPCM. Many people visit the mall daily to enjoy the shopping experience in 260 shops, four mega shops, 2 Food Plazas, and 8 Multiplex Cinema Halls.

Address: Av. Governador Aqamenon Maqalhaes, 153, Santa Amaro, Recife-PE, Brazil.

Plaza Shopping

One of the smaller shopping centres in Recife is situated in one of the wealthiest neighbourhoods in Recife. It is frequently visited by many wealthy people who come to shop here.

Address: Rua Dr João Santos Filho, 255 Casa Forte – Recife, Brazil.

RioMar Mall

Address: Av. Republica do Libano, 251 - Pina, Recife, Brazil.

Livraria da Cultura

Livraria da Cultura is a bookstore where you can get an excellent range of English language books along with a collection of books written by local authors.

Shopping Streets & Markets

Streets of Patio Sao Pedro, Avenida N.S. do Carmo and Rua Primeiro de Marco

These streets are narrow and are crowded with small shops. The best time for shopping here is during the weekdays. All through the evenings, the shops bear a deserted appearance.

Avenida Conde da Boa Vista

It is situated on the other side of Duarte Coelho Bridge. Here you will be able to shop for designer and expensive products. There are sizeable contemporary shopping centres in Boa Viagem as well as tiny traditional malls in Old Recife.

Market at Praca Boa Viagem

If you stay in the Boa Viagem region, then this market is easily reachable. A large art and crafts market, you can shop for all kinds of handicrafts and souvenirs.

Address: Praca Boa Viagem, Recife, Brazil.

Mercado de Sao Jose (Sao Jose Market)

This market was built in 1871 by J.Louis Liethier and Louis Leger Vauthier. In the early days, street magicians, musicians, acrobats, etc., used to get together here and stage their arts.

Address: Praca Dom Vital s/n, Santo Antonio, Recife, Brazil.

Casa da Cultura ( Visit )

This market is known for its local handicrafts. It is easily accessible for tourists because it is located just near the station. Formerly a jail and now converted into a large market, regional handicrafts and souvenirs are available here.

Address: Rua Floriano Peixoto s/n, next to the train station , Recife, Brazil.


A famous market for souvenirs, Caruaru is a 2-hour long drive from Recife. Around 40,000 people travel here every day to shop. Clay Figurines made by local artists are the speciality of this market.