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Casa Amarela Market

With 121 compartments, with 60 internal, 60 external and 11 tents (100 stalls), the Market offers various products, from meat and cold cuts, fish and shellfish, haberdashery, herbs, flowers to straw and clay handicrafts.

Casa Amarela Market

Last update: 30/03/2020

By: Lúcia Gaspar - Librarian of the Fundação Joaquim Nabuco

Inaugurated on 9 November 1930, with a marching band and the then-State interventor, Carlos de Lima Cavalcanti, Casa Amarela Market is located on Padre Lemos St (1930 Arraial Rd), in an constructed area originally of 817m2.

The metallic structure that makes up its skeleton was brought by tram after being dismantled in 1928, by Borrione Construction, and is that which was used in the old Caxangá Market.

With 121 compartments, with 60 internal, 60 external and 11 tents (100 stalls), the Market offers various products, from meat and cold cuts, fish and shellfish, haberdashery, herbs, flowers to straw and clay handicrafts. Its main attraction is the popular bars and restaurants, situated in its external area, with some that never close. At breakfast, lunch and dinner traditional dishes from Pernambuco cuisine are served. One of its most traditional areas sells sun-dried meat and rennet cheese that have come directly from the semi-arid region.

An annex, built where the public bathrooms and part of the Casa Amarela neighbourhood street market were, was inaugurated on 17 April 1982. In an area of 640m2, it has 29 compartments and there are currently 34 stalls, mostly occupied by bars.

Before the construction of the annex, displaced tenants from the Public Market improvised adapted compartments on the walls of the main façade and side. When the annex was ready, the traders were moved, returning the original architecture of the old market. There is also another annex with 14 stalls selling grains and non-perishable foods.
 
                                                                             
Recife, 31 October 2006.
(Updated on 31 August 2009).
Translated by Peter Leamy, December 2011.

sources consulted

CAVALCANTI, Carlos Bezerra. O Recife e seus bairros. Recife: Câmara Municipal, 1998. p.149-150.

MERCADO de Casa Amarela. Disponível em: Acesso em: 30 out. 2006.

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Source:  GASPAR, Lúcia. Casa Amarela Market. Pesquisa Escolar Online, Joaquim Nabuco Foudation, Recife. Available at:  <https://pesquisaescolar.fundaj.gov.br/en/>. Accessed: day month year. Exemple: 6 Aug. 2009