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Do Carmo Square, Olinda
(3.9/5 based on 260+ 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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  • Large square, where tourists because here and the Church, and trading places with souvenirs, restaurants, observation deck. From here and beautiful views of the city and ocean.
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  • Place too beautiful, all needing maintenance on some points. Ideal for walking during the day at night must be attentive, because some points become dangerous by isolation, despite having a police station for tourists around.
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  • Beautiful site! Pleasant, with people strolling, playing ball, maracatu tests! Good for a break during the wanderings in Olinda!
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