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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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  • A story of extreme cultural importance with abandonment and unkempt appearance. The Church needs a urgent painting, disappointed.
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  • The church square is very beautiful, has a great view, but unfortunately lack decorum of visitors when visiting Churches and places linked to religion.
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  • I went to visit right after the Carnival and was pretty nasty and smelly, people do pee in the street, and they throw trash on the floor, people living in the region. A lot of rubbish in the streets, I was even sad to see such carelessness with a city of so many stories.
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