Serra Talhada means the chopped hill because of the little mountain that is situated right next to town.
The mountain looks like it has had it´s top chopped off and therfor you have the name.
The copped hill makes gives serra talhada a beautiful backdrop that makes the town seem even prettier than it is.
The town museum in Serra Talhada gives a good run down on the local history and put´s a lot of focus on Lampiao.
It´s a very interesting little museum that i really enjoyed visiting.
Admission to the place is free.
I went a lot to the little fast food place called mao na boca.
Mainly because the service was good and because they had very good fruit juices.
Their food section consists mainly of burgers.
A thing the brazilians are world champions in making and then they have all these great chilled fruit juices.
The location right on the main square makes it very convienient aswell.
Favorite Dish: Juice, juice and more juice.
Every year there is a big forro festival that travels around the state of Pernambuco.
It also stops at Serra Talhada and they have quite a big area that stands vacant the rest of the year and only waits for that annual festival.
By the way, forro is the most popular dance in North East Brazil.
Unfortunately i was not there during the time of year when it is on, but i was told it´s certainly worth travelling for.
Every year, usually in april, there is a big motorbike meeting in Serra Talhada where bikers from all over North East Brazil meet up and admire each others motorbikes while listning to music and sipping beer.
I was lucky to come the weekend where it was on and it was surely a lot of fun.
Fondest memory: There were some damn nice motorbikes, but they were beaten by the even nice biker girls :O).