Traditional earthenware sculptures, creations of rope and leather craft, are the natural beauties of Pernambuco’s Agreste Highlands. These crafts have been a part of local customs for many years.
The regional market town of Caruaru, 81 miles (130 km) inland from Recife, has been recognized by UNESCO as the largest centre for figurine sculpture in the Americas. These clay figures, a legacy of the great folk artist Mestre Vitalino, make unique souvenirs.
After Caruaru, we’ll visit Nova Jerusalém, the world’s largest open-air theatre, where Christ’s Passion is performed every year during Easter Week. Lunch will be served at Pousada da Paixão, a lodge inside the theatre (itinerary not available during Easter Week).