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Do Carmo Square, Olinda

Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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3.9/5 based on 240+ reviews on the web
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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  • The praça do Carmo is a place where various artistic and cultural activities happen. In addition to historic preservation that represents the Church located there. During the Carnival are held various cultural presentations. The Praça do Carmo is well accessible. It is possible to walk for those coming by bus from Recife, on the main avenue of Olinda. In addition there are several taxi points around, being a good option for those who're doing tourism and want information or use the service. Nearby there's the beach, restaurants and hostels.
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  • Very nice experience, we went one day that much heat, luckily sell you water to 1/2 real. Beware of vendors chasing you all over
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  • Great place to see top reef in a perspective that sees the whole city. Look amazing. The site has crafts and various food stalls, coconut water. Down the Hill, you'll find the lanes in which the famous Carnival parade blocks frevo and meet.
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