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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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  • Looks good on the entrance of the historic centre, local people gather in this square in the evening to do physical activities
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  • The Carmo Church is located in the central area of Olinda. When I visited was in retirement and couldn't get in.
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  • Night has food and drinks stalls. And inside the Park you can walk and run on the track. I thought unsafe parts.
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