Caixa d'Agua Alto da Se / Elevador Panoramico, Olinda

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Opened in late 2011, Caixa d'Agua Alto da Se / Elevador Panoramico is an old water tower transformed into an observation deck offering 360 degree panoramic views. An elevator takes you 20 meters (66 feet) up from which you can clearly see the cities Olinda and Recife, the harbor, lighthouse, the different shades of the blue sea, and even the reef. Access is controlled, taking only a few people at a time, but the short queue is worth the wait. Caixa d'Agua Alto da Se / Elevador Panoramico serves as a great introduction to the historic city of Olinda. Use our Olinda trip itinerary planner to visit Caixa d'Agua Alto da Se / Elevador Panoramico on your trip to Olinda, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Honestly I passed by the place, but it was something that didn't call me so much attention compared to everything else in the environment.
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  • Worth knowing by sight, to enjoy Olinda and Recife also in the distance. Very nice night!! Furthermore the room offers fast food options such as tapioca, which I love. I tried the tapioca from the Brunette!! Super friendly and full of affection to offer the tapioca the way u want! Fear tapioca on site and contest she won 2nd place! Has local crafts but I preferred to buy in the market of Ribeira in your "Miguel handicrafts". Is a little further away, but it's cheaper and has great quality. Beyond the sympathy Mr Miguel unbeatable!!
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  • This was a reasonably priced attraction - the cost has gone up a bit though, we paid 8 Brazilian Real for each of us - but well worth it. The view is great. Highly recommend the stop if you are walkin...  more »

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In keeping with the city's quaint heritage and architecture, most of the accommodations in Olinda are small, family-run inns or private rentals. This generally keeps prices low, with plenty of budget options available, although during carnival time expect to pay triple the usual rate on almost any inn or hotel in town. The old-town neighborhood of Carmo, with its proximity to many of the best attractions in Olinda, offers by far the highest concentration of places to stay and allows you to immerse yourself in the charming surroundings. Look along the city's northern coast to find several good beachside hotels where you can relax and find easy access to the water.
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