The Rio Grande do Norte by the hands of its people
The Rio Grande do Norte is in his craft one of the oldest art forms. The state is rich in natural raw materials such as carnauba, coconut, sisal, wood, clay, soapstone and other materials that can be used according to the imagination of the craftsman.
At Natal, you will find several shops and craft malls that concentrate the work.
One of the most traditional purchase local crafts Natal, the Tourist office also houses some of the Natal story. The building built in the late nineteenth century, in neoclassical style, was once private residence, asylum, orphanage, military security area (during the 2nd World War) and public penitentiary Natal, until 1969.
The building has more than 35 craft shops, cafes and restaurant. It also happens in the Tourist office, the "Forró with Tourist", every Thursday, starting at 22 hours, with presentation of accordionists, emboladeiros and the famous forró foot-de- saw. Visitation hours: Monday to Saturday - from 8:00h to 19:00h / Sunday and holidays - from 8:00h to 18:00h.
Crafts in Ponta Negra:
Close to the Praiamar Natal you will find several craft shops. The "Feirinha Ponta Negra Crafts (Coart)" is one of the most popular of the city, concentrating about 30 shops, located at Av. Roberto Freire. Since its opening, more than 20 years, to date, the fair brings together products made by artisans potiguares.
Another option is the "Shopping of Potiguar Crafts", the first in Brazil in this segment. Located at Av. Roberto Freire, the space has more than 200 sales units of various products between stores, boxes, food court, currency exchange, central to the tourist information and tour agency.
Crafts in the Praia do Meio and Praia dos Artistas:
The "Shopping Art Hand Craft" is an example of the appreciation of Natal crafts. The space, located on Av Cafe Filho -. Sea - is fully air-conditioned and houses 336 shops. With parking for 100 vehicles (including buses), the mall overlooks the sea in all its corridors.
Also located at Av. Café Filho, the "Municipal Centre Middle Beach Craft" is one of the most traditional of the city, with 80 stores, snack bar, Tapiocaria and bank service 24 hours.