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    Olinda

    by solopes Updated Mar 22, 2016

    Close to Recife, it's "impossible" to visit one without going to the other, but they are so different, that the visits complement well each other.

    Olinda is history and tradition, with evident Portuguese signs in each church, street or corner. Impossible to miss.

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    Maragogi

    by solopes Updated Mar 22, 2016

    It's quite an experience, crossing a large extension of water, entering the sea, to anchor in a shallow beach crowded of emerging and sinking reefs.

    Diving, snorkeling or only bathing is a pleasure shared by hundreds of people, concentrated in a area that, being so large, sometimes seems here and there overcrowded. The protection of the reef and fish is took seriously, but that doesn't limit the fun. If you go the the northeast, Maragogi it's a great visit to consider.

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    Recife

    by solopes Updated Mar 22, 2016

    I spent a week in Recife, more exactly in Boa Viagem beach.

    It was a good idea, because, with the help of a friendly taxi driver, i could visit Porto de Galinhas, Maragogi, Olinda, Itamaracá, Igarassu, and several beaches in Cabo de Santo Agostinho area.

    However, Recife after each return and in the free days, had always something different to offer,"shortening" the week.

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    Visit Olinda in Pernambuco

    by jorgejuansanchez Written Oct 3, 2015

    I visited Olinda after my return flight from Fernando da Noronha to Recife, and then took the bus.
    I would spend a whole day visiting that small town with so well preserved Portuguese architecture, which is why is catalogued as a UNESCO Patrimony of the Humankind.
    The name Olinda, it seems derives from the exclamation: Oh, linda! (Oh, beautiful!) But according to another more serious theory, it comes from Princesa Olinda, a feminine personage in the book of knights Amadís de Gaula (which is mentioned in Don Quijote, by Cervantes).
    I did not found Olinda being a dangerous town (as Rio de Janeiro is), and could walk around its downtown for hours unmolested by the thieves. I visited churches, monasteries, cozy streets, and breathed the easy going atmosphere of that historical city, one of the first constructed by the Portuguese en Brazil.
    In Olinda is also celebrated the Carnaval, the third most important in Brazil after those of Rio and Salvador.
    After Olinda I travelled to Boa Vista, in Roraima, and then went to Salto Angel, in Venezuela.

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    The Museu de Artes Sacra in Sao Paulo

    by Paul2001 Updated Oct 1, 2014

    After visiting the Pinacoteca do Estado it is highly recommended that you walk 10 minutes down the road to the Museu de Artes Sacra. The marvellous museum is located in the very beautiful Luz Monastery. This monastery is one of the finest 18th century colonial buildings in Sao Paulo and would be worth visiting on its own however with this outstanding museum dedicated to religious arts it is a must see. The museum has a very strong collection of silverworks and altarpieces. Also particularly interesting are the wooden carvings of baroque master sculptor Aleijadinho. I would see many more works by the wonderful artists later in my journey. This museum was a fine introduction to him.
    The Museu de Artes Sacra is open Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 5pm. It cost R$6 to visit.

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    Porto das Galinhas

    by solopes Updated Sep 30, 2014

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    Brazil is big and diverse, so, there is plenty of choices for everything and everyone.

    For the beach lovers, the northeast offer summer all year round. Porto das Galinhas became one of the preferred destinations for the Portuguese and... with good reasons. The reefs are great.

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    Joao Pessoa.

    by cachaseiro Written Aug 10, 2014

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    Joao Pessoa is the capital of the state of Paraiba and is located in the Northeast of Brazil.
    It's one of the more quiet state capitals in Northeast Brazil when it comes to tourism as the city has very few internatinal flights and sees few international travelers.
    That does not mean the city is not interesting and pleasant.
    In my opinion it's actually one of the more pleasant cities in Brazil with a wonderful big city beach and a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.
    If you want to combine a big city holiday with a beach holiday then Joao Pessoa is not a bad choice and the beaches in Joao Pessoa are often quite lively at night with live music.

    Joao Pessoa. Bicycle lanes in Joao Pessoa. Tambau beach in Joao Pessoa.
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    Praia da Pipa.

    by cachaseiro Written Aug 10, 2014

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    Praia da Pipa is one of the most popular beaches in Brazil and it's easy to see why.
    The small town has kilometer after kilometer of wonderful beaches so you can still find your own private spot even if it's a really popular location.
    There are both areas with calm waters as well as areas with a good surf and you will see plenty of surfers there.
    The town has a bit of a bohemian hippie vibe even if it has in recent years turned in to a popular tourist town and you will see some quirky characters there who help to give the town charm.
    There is accomodation in all price ranges in Pipa just as well as there are restaurants in all price ranges.

    Pipa is located a little south of the city Natal and you have minibusses connecting Pipa with Natal.
    I came by bicycle myself by the way and that is perfectly possible too if you are a bicycle traveler.

    Bottomline for Pipa is that you can easily spend days and weeks here as the pace of life is wonderfully slow and I personally think this is one of the top beaches I have been to in more than 20 years of traveling.

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    Rio de Janeiro

    by solopes Updated Jun 16, 2014

    I've just noticed that I posted a tip inviting to my pages about some top destinations in Brazil, and forgot... Rio de Janeiro.

    Well, we weren't lucky in our visit (lost luggage - wasted time), but I don't need to say that Rio de Janeiro is an absolute "Must see".

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    Old Igarassu

    by solopes Updated Dec 12, 2013

    Being out of my plan, I visited Igarassu because, in my way to Itamaracá, the taxi driver suggested the detour.

    It was a good idea, not exactly because of the announced highlight (the oldest church in Brazil) but because of saint Antonio church and its museum.

    It's a quick visit and, you are passing nearby, I think you must also make the detour.

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    Lapa Stairs!

    by TRIBZER Written Aug 6, 2013

    Your trip to Brazil is never complete without a silly picture on the Lapa stairs (aka Escadaria Selaron). Let's put it this way, I don't care how many pictures you show me and stories you tell me about your experience; if you don't show me your picture on the stairs, I won't believe you've been to Brazil.

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    Christo Redentor

    by TRIBZER Written Aug 6, 2013

    Pamper yourself by dipping in Copcabana's lovely water for a few hours early in the morning and then head to Christ the Redeemer. You haven't been to Brazil if you didn't see (and climb!) this statue. It doesn't matter if you're unfit or suffer asthma, the moment you reach the top of this mountain and take a picture next to Christ is quite unforgettable- you'll be talking about it for months to come.

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    Igreja São Francisco de Assis.in São João del Rei

    by Paul2001 Updated Jul 28, 2013

    São João del Rei is often overlooked by the more charming towns of Ouro Preto and Tiradentes but it has enough sites to occupy an afternoon. The most important is probably the Igreja São Francisco de Assis. This large church dominates a square in the small colonial quarter of the town. The interior is awash in bright white paint and stunning sculptures carved by a pupil of the famed sculptor Aleigadinho. The church is open daily from 8am to 5:30pm. It costs R$2 to enter.

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    Pinacoteca do Estado in Sao Paulo

    by Paul2001 Updated Aug 18, 2012

    The Pinacoteca do Estado is a very fine art gallery who's main focus is upon Brazilian art. As look would have it most of the gallery was closed for renovation at the time of my visit. Only the 20th century works were being exhibited at this time. These pieces were quite intriguing and still worth the visit. Laser Segall was my favourite. The musuem also host major exhibitions featuring overseas artists. On the ground floor there is a cafe which an outdoor patio that looks out onto a large and popular municpal park, the Parque de Luz.
    The Pinacoteca do Estado is open Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 6pm.

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    Ipanema Beach

    by traveldave Updated Aug 7, 2012

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    The next beach over from Copacabana Beach is Ipanema Beach. Like Copacabana, Ipanema is the name of the beach and the neighborhood that fronts it. The Ipanema area is now the preferred neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro's moneyed elite. The apartment buildings that line the beach make up some of the most expensive real estate in the world. And some of the most chic and expensive restaurants, shops, and cafes in Rio de Janeiro are located in Ipanema.

    Also like Copacabana Beach, Ipanema Beach is crowded during the summer with the "beautiful people" of Rio de Janeiro. Surfers are particularly attracted to Ipanema Beach for waves that attain heights of nine feet (three meters). The American television network, the Travel Channel, named Ipanema Beach the sexiest beach in the world.

    To the west of Ipanema Beach loom the landmark twin peaks of Dois Irmãos, or the "Two Brothers." Ipanema is derived from the Tupi American Indian word meaning "bad waters" because of poor fishing off the beach due to stronge waves and currents.

    The Ipanema area was made famous by the 1960s hit song, The Girl From Ipanema, written by Antônio Carlos Jobim and Vinícius de Moraes. The lyrics to the song were inspired by a real girl named Heloisa Pinheiro who used to walk past the songwriter's apartment every day on her way to the beach.

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