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. Make Caixa d'Agua Alto da Se / Elevador Panoramico a centerpiece of your Olinda vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Olinda tourist route planner.
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  • Despite the amount charged, the view is the highest of Olinda, then it's worth the visit. Climb the slope of the Cathedral and you will find the site.
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  • After a morning's work, I took a taxi to visit some tourist attractions of Recife and Olinda. I went to Olinda for many years, and a pleasant surprise was climbing the water tower. The view is wonderful, filling your eyes!! As the view is panoramic, to show the region of mangrove forest, the cities of Olinda and Recife, in addition to the blue-green sea. On the day it blew very soon in all the pictures my hair is messy in the air (part!!!).
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  • Was having second thoughts about taking the panoramic elevator, but when we got to the top floor had no doubt that was the best option. The view is unique! You can view all Olinda! The sea, the lighthouse, the churches, the hills ...!!! Charming!!!
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  • Melhor vista da cidade
  • A Caixa D’água de Olinda, construção de 1934 equivalente a um prédio de seis andares, foi reformada para permitir a instalação do elevador. A edificação, que tem 20 metros de altura, teve o terraço recuperado e a parte interna requalificada para receber ações de apoio à atividade turística. Foi nesta estrutura de relevante importância que, pela primeira vez, utilizou-se formas e modelações arquitetônicas modernas, numa época em que estava sendo mudado o conceito de arquitetura: trata-se da primeira edificação em estilo moderno com cobogós no Brasil; constituindo, desse modo, uma atração à parte. Uma passarela saindo do elevador dá acesso à cobertura deste prédio, que serve como mirante. O local nos prsenteia com uma vista panorâmica do Recife e Olinda.
  • Sem dúvida o local mais alto da região. Com uma vista panorâmica privilegiada, sem igual. Seu interior repleto de escadas, aos olhos desatentos parece um labirinto.
  • A vista de Olinda e Recife la de cima é maravilhosa. Local obrigatório pra ir.
  • Um dos pontos mais altos de Olinda. A vista é maravilhosa.