This restaurant, where we went because it stays at walking distance from the hotel, was a good surprise: good food, the cheappest "Rodizio" we entered, with a funny detail: when sitting, they gave us a card with the description of all the fish and meat qualities they were going to grill, with drawings mapping the zone of the animal from where they cut all different pieces of meat.
The only negative point is that I choose a wrong wine - my fault. Rodizio
Instituto Brennand - Pinacotheca
The main building houses a collection of art, focused in the influence of Netherlands in Brazil. It's a rich and beautiful collection, but for someone who knows what Portugal meant to the history and art of Brazil, it gives the idea that the Portuguese-Dutch conflict subsists. Some of my friends who had been there before, alerted me that the exhibition gives the idea that Brennand hates the Portuguese; I will not go that far, but agree that the disdain for the Portuguese contribution in Brazil is the weakest point of the exhibition.
Boa VIagem - Recife
Recife was the hub from where i visited several points in Pernambuco's coast. But the bestl areas of Recife also kept my attention, starting with the beach of Boa Viagem, where my hotel was located, and I took the great part of my swims.
RECIFE...Brazilian "Venice"...land of "frevo"
Although Recife is the fourth largest city in Brazil, it is less modern and cosmopolitan than its more famous counterparts. Recife and its environs have only recently become a tourist destination, so visitors are often a novelty for its inhabitants, especially those of the neighboring fishing villages. It is known as "Brazilian Venice" because it is dissected by numerous waterways and connected by many bridges. The city got its name from the coral reefs that line the coast.
Recife's deep cultural roots are notable, and its traditional cultural activities should not be overlooked. Recife is one of Brazil's richest places to explore folk art and craft, including music, dance, sculpture, and painting. Its traditional handicrafts include clay figurines, wood sculptures, leather goods, and woven straw, all to be found at festivals and markets around the city as well as at theCasa da Cultura de Recife(Recife Cultural Centre
Local fishermen go out into the high seas in jangadas, crude log rafts with beautiful sails unique to the area,that require expert navigational skills to maneuver. Recife exports great quantities of the hinterland's products, including sugar, cotton, and coffee. Its population is around 1,500,000 inhabitants