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Do Carmo Square, Olinda

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A 400-year-old church dominates Do Carmo Square, an area representative of baroque Brazil. This is the oldest and largest square in the city, once known to locals as Praça da Preguiça (Square of Laziness). Today, it is a bustling neighborhood dotted by busy restaurants and shops. Walk through it to get to the historic town center, a World Heritage Site. Before you leave the square, take a moment to hire a young guide. These youths, trained by the city and working for a small fee, can show you the city’s many nooks and crannies, places off the beaten path often missed by regular tourists. With our international travel planner, Olinda attractions like Do Carmo Square can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • This is a real community spot. Practising for carnival;local fairs; music and just chilling out. The bandstand is in use on Sundays and the park itself is a nice shady spot to see macaws; chevron para...  more »
  • This park is the place to go to see live, local music. Starting around 3pm on Sundays several local groups meet there to practice their routine for carnaval. We saw a Forro group and two Maracatu grou...  more »
  • A nice square to walk around. Good restaurants on neighborhod.  more »