Hotel 7 Colinas

3 out of 5 stars3 Stars

Street of San Francisco 307, Olinda, State of Pernambuco, 53120-070, Brazil
Hotel 7 Colinas
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  • Solo80
  • Business82

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In Recife for a few hours only: What to choose Recife or Olinda ?

by jocelysue

On our cruise, our ship is docking in Recife from 8a.m. to 3 p.m. Hardly any time to see anything as we have heard that many sites are closed during lunch hour. What would you suggest that would help us get a "taste" of Recife or Olinda so that we can bring back interesting memories. We are interested in people and their customs mostly and are not attracted by beaches.

TIA for your input.

Re: In Recife for a few hours only: What to choose Recife or Olinda ?

by bahiana77

Olinda.
Just get a taxi to take you all the way up the hill to those shops and walk down, stopping to take lots of photos of the views and picturesque houses---or go to the first praca part way up and walk the rest of the way up, stroll the shops at the top and see some frevo and then take a slightly different way back down. There are usually a number of tour guides hanging around in the praca up the hill who could show you around as well. You can see --and take pictures with--the bonecas that are used for Carnaval. There are a lot of interesting naif prints of local subjects, in a distinctive style (on paper to frame and printed on T-shirts). At the top, you can find some vendors selling lacework, some hand-made. Enjoy!

Travel Tips for Olinda

CARNAVALOGY

by janaina

Although all thecarnaval attractions in all Brazilian cities, Olinda is proud to say that it has one of the best and largest carnaval in the world,famous for its parties for all tastes!
In anyplace,one thing is for sure:your feet itch to start jumping and dancing at the crazy rhythm of the Pernambuco carnaval.
The "Frevo",typical Pernambuco dance,is a contagious dance,that bewitches whoever is among people during the carnaval week.
With all the streets and hills collorfully decorated,the customs reveal the Northestern folks.
"Trocas" and "Maracatu"(mostly african influences), begin a week before carnaval,and end,sadly,on theSunday fater carnaval.
Even on Ash-wednesday,the merry-maing continues!!
The carnaval in Olinda is the best with its rowsof dressed-up revelers and tipical huge
puppets.Big groups in magnificent parades dance,side by side,with improvised others!
But in everyone,any one can see is the mark of the irreverent,but traditional carnaval.
Spontaneous and creative,that's the key!
It's the carnaval of the history and folklore,the carnaval of the erudite and multitude,all synonimous of Olinda's carnaval!!
This last carnaval was a specila one because Olinda celebrated 20 years with the title of Cultural Patrimony from UNESCO.

THIS IS WHAT OLINDA IS..

by janaina

Hills arbitrarily from the shoreline and winding upwards,dividing and crossing each other..narrow streets adorned with collorful houses,niches,balconies,waterspouts...2 historical houses with Moorish baloconies,austere convents...churches with
rich ornaments,fantastic outlook points..birthplace fo Brazilian culture,literature,theater,painting and sculpture,emerged there first...the first Law School in Brazil..
THIS IS WHAT OLINDA IS!

THE RICH AND EXOTIC CUISINE FROM OLINDA

by janaina

Influenced by African,Indigenous and European cultures,Olinda mixes its ingredients to produce a rich and exotic cuisine,based on natural products:manioc,seafood,coconut,fruits,greens,roots and vegetables.
TAPIOCA:this omelet-like delicacy,is based on a thin pancake,made from manioc starch,filled with grated coconut and sour cheese.
At the top of "Se",48 specialists make this delicacy!
Apart from tasting the authentic "tapioca" and coconut water,one can apreciate the magnificient view of Olinda and Recife from there!

Preparing for Carnaval

by NedHopkins

I missed carnaval in Olinda by a few days -- having chosen to spend a night in Rio's sambadromo -- but preparations were everywhere.

The stalls in my picture were set up by vendors on Rua do Bomfim, just up the street from Praca do Carmo.

WALKING AROUND..

by janaina

The "Arte Sacra Museum" shows religious style arts,if you visited this kind of museum in Salvador or Sao Paulo,you can be a bit disapointed here!
The very steep "Da Misericordia" street,leads down towards the "Do Amparo" street.
This is the most beautiful and interesting street ,in my opinion, in Olinda,featuring small brightly collorful colonial houses,packed with galleries,restaurants and shops.
The "Largo Do Amparo"square,gives the feeling of a little mexican square.
Living the square and following "Amparo"street,it becomes "Treze De Maio" street,than you'll find the "Mamulengo Puppet Museum.
The small 3 floor museum assembles puppets used in Northeastern folk dramas,the guide explains the puppets and than let you fiddle them.
Almost next door,the Comteporary Art Museum,what is cool but a little poor in its exhibitions,it's built in a former prison house.
The good news is that a large nbr of churches and monasteries in Olinda are undergoing needed renovations,but,due to limited funding and sometimes poor planning,can take years to complete,leaving the buildings closed for visitation,devoid of arts and altars in the churches!!

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