To better understand the history of the city of Aracaju and the state of Sergipe, we advise you to visit some spaces dedicated to the preservation of Sergipe's culture and traditions. The city center houses some of the attractions where it is possible to immerse yourself in the traditions of this charismatic people, with mansions where it is possible to notice the strong influence of the Portuguese and Dutch in their architecture, museums with important collections of the region and cultural centers destined to the memory of artists and famous personalities of the state.
Museum of Sergipe People
THE Museum of Sergipe People it is by far the best place where we can interactively get in touch with the customs, landscapes, typical products, fauna, flora and gastronomy of this little piece of the northeast. During the tour, visitors are guided in 7 playful spaces that interact through a lot of technology and multimedia resources, showing several peculiarities, among the most commented rooms, there is a room named "Our Squares" where a huge carousel draws attention when being driven, reproducing images of the main squares of the state.
The complex occupies a wonderful historic house built in 1926 on Av. Ivo do Prado and is open from Tuesday to Friday from 10 am to 5 pm, Saturday, Sunday and holidays from 10 am to 4 pm with free admission.
Right in front of the river Sergipe and Praça Fausto Cardoso is the Palácio Museum Olímpio Campos, with its beautiful facade in neoclassical style. The building listed by the State Government served as the seat of government and residence of the rulers. Today the building has been completely restored and transformed into a museum focusing on the political and cultural history of the monument and the Republic of Sergipe, offering guided tours from Monday to Friday from 10 am to 5 pm and on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from 9 am to 1 pm.
Aracaju House of Culture
The old customs building in the city now houses the Casa de Cultura de Aracaju, space destined to the memory and to the diverse artistic and cultural manifestations of the city. The structure is formed by several spaces: Mário Cabral Library, Mestre Euclídes Popular Culture Room, João Costa Theater, Walmir Almeida Projection Room, Museum City of Aracaju in addition to other workshop and exhibition rooms. The building is located at Praça General Valadão and is open from Monday to Friday from 9 am to 5 pm and on Saturdays from 9 am to 2 pm.
Space Zé do Peixei
The Zé Peixe space pays tribute to José Martins Ribeiro Nunes, who gained fame for helping navigation along the Sergipe River. He jumped into the water from unbelievable heights and guided the captains along safe paths. There are records that he swam up to 13 kilometers. Despite his fame, several awards and the unique way of guiding the boats, always swimming, he led a very simple life and is remembered by the population as a Sergipe hero. Espaço Zé Peixe has two floors: on the lower floor, there are shops selling handicrafts and typical sweets from the region. At the top, visitors can contemplate the Sergipe River and check out the Zé Peixe memorial, with pieces, photographs and panels that tell the trajectory of Sergipe, and admission is free. The space also has a restaurant at the top.
If you love to know the typical products of the cities you visit, the best place to taste fruits, buy handicrafts and products from the region is undoubtedly the Mercado Municipal Governador Albano Franco, a huge commercial supply center that sells fruits and seafood at affordable prices. popular. The Antônio Franco Market, on the other hand, offers everything from cashew nuts to ceramic crafts. The Passarela das Flores connects the space to the Thales Ferraz Market, which also offers handicrafts and local products such as tapioca flour, chestnuts in different preparations, cheeses and brown sugar and some Northeastern artifacts. Both attractions are located in Praça Hilton Lopes, famous in the city for hosting several cultural events, such as Forró Caju.
Museum of Sergipe People:
Av. Ivo do Prado, 398 – Downtown, Aracaju – SE
Tel: (79) 3218-1551
Palace Museum Olimpio Campos:
Fausto Cardoso Square – Downtown, Aracaju – SE
Tel: (79) 3198-1461
Aracaju Cultural Center:
General Valadão Square – Center – Aracaju – SE
Tel: (79) 3214-5387
Space Zé Peixe:
Avenida Rio Branco, Downtown, Aracaju – SE
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