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. Do Carmo Square is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our world travel planner, Olinda Edition.
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  • "Located in the lower town, open for visiting, have a large space to visit, it's best to leave to visit when it is time to leave why in this square has bus. taxi, and uber for Reef. "
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  • I've been in Olinda on Saturday day 17/02/2018 and the town was empty without Carnival and all closed! For me it was good because I just wanted to see the city, but did not know q would be absolutely everything closed until the museums. The city itself is ugly has a part that looks like slum. If you like me just want to know the town without Indian Carnival first see the agenda of the museums not to be disappointed like me.
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  • Despite being Carnival season, this igougo is superb in high point, and is superb and beautiful.
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