Recife Things to Do

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  • 1. Recife Antigo

    4 out of 5 stars

    A strong effort is being made in Recife's historical area, recuperating its most beautiful buildings. Before leaving Portugal, a friend told me that he didn't like Recife, because it was old,...

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  • 2. Boa Viagem

    4 out of 5 stars

    We stayed at Boa Viagem, and took there most of our swims. The beach is long but not spectacular. The long reef along the coast protects from surf and sharks, but risks to make the bath very...

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  • 3. Beaches

    A good option to visit Recife is to take a boat tour along Capibaribe river. "Catamaran Tours" offers a few options of tours. "Rio Capibaribe e suas pontes" (Capibaribe River and its bridges),...

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  • 4. Olinda

    It is not Recife, but it so close and so connected, that it would be a "crime" if I skip this information. Olinda deserves its own page, and you just need to follow the link.

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  • 5. Pottery Brennand

    Most of the best work of Brennand is exposed in the garden. Clearly obsessed by erotic shapes, there's a touch of Dali in some of the "crazy" compositions. The Taj Mahal is the central volume, and...

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  • 6. Instituto Brennand

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    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...

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  • 7. Casa da Cultura

    An old detention house, closed in 1973, was transformed under Brennand's supervision, in a shopping mall. The architecture was preserved, and the cells were occupied by dozens or small shops, selling...

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  • 8. Porto de Galinhas

    Near to Recife is Porto de Galinhas, a resort-town. Porto de Galinhas means Port of Chickens in Portuguese. Why chickens? Well, back in the 1880s, after slavery was banned, the bad bad plantation...

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  • 9. Carnaval

    If you are in Recife on Carnival it worths to go to the carnival on the "Recife Antigo". This spot gathers all the IT companies of the city. During the Carnival the island become a place where you can...

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  • 11. Mercado de S José

    The real town pulses around this market, more than one century old, in old Recife. All the nearby streets are filled with popular shops, and this is the area to...

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  • 12. Governor's Palace

    Also called Palacio do Campo das Princesas, this palace is, as expected, one of the most imposing buildings in Recife. Created in 1841 to replace a Dutch...

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  • 13. Forte do Brum

    Forte do Brum is an old Portuguese port. Shared between Portuguese and Dutch invaders in the 17th century. It is now a military museum showcasing the history of...

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  • 14. RECIFE: CUBA DO CAPIBARIBE

    Great salsa club where gorgeous, svelt bodies sway and twist the night away. Even if you do not have the hottest body in town, as long as you enjoy a good...

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  • 15. Art everywhere

    "Don't break this silence,don't stop my dream" BrennandFrancisco Brennand's atelier of ceramic art is a factory and a museum, at the same time. It has temples,...

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  • 16. Parque das Esculturas de Brennand

    Brennand´s Sculptures Park was inaugurated in 2000 as part of the celebrations for the 500th anniversary of the discovery of Brazil. The main sculpture is the...

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  • 17. Santo Antonia

    I like to send many postcards. If you picked up the local paper in the last tip, use it to color your postcards by sending them in the language of the places...

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  • 18. Sidewalks of Brasil

    The walkways in Brasil are made of colored stone in a pattern. They do this because it does not absorb as much heat, and it signifies the history of Brasil with...

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  • 19. Fishermen on the Rio Capibaribe

    Coming from a fishing village, the fishermen and their boats are of interest to me, and provide a nice photo op. Here are some of their skiffs at rest waiting...

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  • 20. Big Tree

    I remember that next to this wide tree there was an inscription saying that it was planted by a portuguese navigator (probably Pedro Álvares Cabral), however I...

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  • 21. Visit Cape Sto Agostinho...

    Visit Cape Sto Agostinho Resort.Depending of tide level, water level became so shallow that you have to walk a lot to reach deeper water. In March, water is so...

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  • 22. visit Francisco Brenand ateliê

    Francisco Brenand is a wonderful plastic artist, working mainly with ceramic.You can go with a tour or by cab.More pictures on the travelogue

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