Caruaru is a municipality in the state of Pernambuco. Most populous city in the state, is located in the region of the Wasteland and due to its regional importance, is also known to its inhabitants as the Capital Wasteland and the Princess of the Wasteland.

Caruaru currently stands as the most important Brazilian "agreste" economic center, healthcare, academic, cultural and rural tourism. It is also famous for its traditional street fair (11983), the composer praised in verses Onildo Almeida and for the voice of the eternal "Rei do Baião (Brazilian popular dance)" singer Luiz Gonzaga. The city hosts one of the most important trading posts in the Northeast and Alto do Moura is the largest center of Figurative Arts in Latin America, a title awarded by UNESCO in recognition of a story begun in the 40s of last century, through its most illustrious son, Vitalino Pereira dos Santos, Master Vitalino (11820), ceramist who made history by creating clay figurines, art perpetuated among his family and the many disciples, represented by generations of artisans, living in the famous village. The house where the most famous potter of Brazil Northeast lived is now the Mestre Vitalino Museum, in Alto do Moura. Alto do Moura comprises more than 200 artisans who are dedicated to the art of pottery. In Alto, the houses are transformed into real studios, where visitors are served by the craftsman himself. Also known as the capital of "forró" (a popular brazilian dance mostly practiced in the Northeast), Caruaru dispute the title of Brazil's largest Saint John Saint John's festivals (Sao João) together with Recife and Campina Grande. The celebrations begin until one month before the official date. For some years there was a train departing from Recife toward Caruaru, full of passengers who were dancing "forró" all the way (the banks were removed) in recent years, the destination of the route was changed to the town of Saint Augustine Cape. Thousands of tourists visit Caruaru during the June festivities, and there are dozens of surprises. Among them is the Museum of Forró (one of several museums in Caruaru), where you can find albums, photos, instruments, costumes and typical St. John´s festival´s recipes. Another is the Luiz Gonzaga fairground, Town of Forró, with rustic cottages furnished in the style of rural people. During the months of June and July festivities, hundreds of stalls are installed around the main plazas, selling artifacts of Saint John and typical food. Currently, the electric trios also dominate night bonfire of Caruaru, in addition to many folkloric presentations, competitions and characterization of "quadrilhas" dance groups.

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Address: Caruaru - PE

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Activities near to Caruaru

Festa Junina São João de Caruaru (festival) - CARUARU - SAINT JOHN THE BEST OF BRAZILCaruaru could not be different, the party in the city of Pernambuco has a duration of 30 days. In June, the whole town turns into a huge camp, filled with colorful banners in honor of St. JohnTo ensure the foot-dragging, the city assembled in the Park Event, a place called Jerk Vila Forró. This is where most events happen at the sound of accordion, bass drum and triangle, giving rhythm to forró, ...
Address: Caruaru PE
Distance: 0.00km from the Caruaru
Caruarú Fair (market) - Originated in the formation of the city, Caruaru Fair Park is installed on May 18, which has 40,000 m2 and is divided into three main segments: the Craft Fair, the Sulanca Fair and Free Fair.One of the largest outdoor fairs in the world, the tourist is fascinated with such diversity, with mass demonstrations and the exquisite cuisine.Handicrafts FairThe Craft Fair is one that calls the attention of the visitor. It is there that focus o...
Address: Feira de Caruaru Caruaru - PE
Distance: 8.34km from the Caruaru
Caruarú  in Recife
Folia do Papangu (festival) - Thousands of anonymous revelers hidden under masks and bodies covered by sheets and colorful costumes on Sunday held a tradition that has lasted nearly a century in the Pernambuco: Pagangu Carnival, a traditional folk event of the city of Bezerros.At the party, anonymity is the reason for the revelry. The residents are fun to play all day without being recognized. For this reason, many even use gloves to avoid exposure of a piece of ski...
Address: Bezerros - PE
Distance: 21.36km from the Caruaru
Folia do Papangu - Bezerros Pernambuco

Restaurants near to Caruaru

Marisqueira is a Seafood restaurant that is roughly 0.00km from Caruaru and can be found at Av. Ministro Marcos Freire, 521

Itapoã is a Seafood restaurant that is roughly 0.00km from Caruaru and can be found at Av. Ministro Marcos Freire, 897

Stillus is a Seafood restaurant that is roughly 0.00km from Caruaru and can be found at Av. Marcos Freire, 1571

Bar do Guaiamum is a Northeast Brazilian restaurant that is roughly 0.00km from Caruaru and can be found at Av. Ministro Marcos Freire, 1023

Hotels near to Caruaru

Pousada Fazenda Santa Fe HotelPousada Fazenda Santa Fe Hotel
Pousada Fazenda Santa Fe Hotel is conveniently located in the popular Bezerros area. The hotel offers guests a range of services and amenities designed to provide comfort and convenience. Facilities like restaurant, smoking area, car park, Wi-Fi in public areas, business center are readily available for you to enjoy. Guestrooms are fitted with all the amenities you need for a good night's sleep, i...
MapArca de Noe Pousada e Flat Hotel
Arca de Noe Pousada e Flat Hotel is a popular choice amongst travelers in Bezerros, whether exploring or just passing through. The hotel offers guests a range of services and amenities designed to provide comfort and convenience. Take advantage of the hotel's disabled facilities, Wi-Fi in public areas, business center, car park, family room. The well-appointed guestrooms feature air conditioning. ...
Hotel Serrano GravataHotel Serrano Gravata
Ideally located in the prime touristic area of Gravata, Hotel Serrano Gravata promises a relaxing and wonderful visit. The hotel offers a high standard of service and amenities to suit the individual needs of all travelers. All the necessary facilities, including restaurant, disabled facilities, meeting facilities, bar/pub, 24hr room service, are at hand. Each guestroom is elegantly furnished and ...
MapVilla Hipica Resort5 Star Rating
Located in Gravata, Villa Hipica Resort is a perfect starting point from which to explore Gravata. The hotel has everything you need for a comfortable stay. Service-minded staff will welcome and guide you at the Villa Hipica Resort. Each guestroom is elegantly furnished and equipped with handy amenities. Recuperate from a full day of sightseeing in the comfort of your room or take advantage of the...