Conjunto Arquitetonico da Praca da Republica, Recife

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Taking a stroll around the beautiful Conjunto Arquitetonico da Praca da Republica, you can see, dotted between the trees, statues of Greek goddesses, including Ceres, goddess of fertility, Diana, goddess of the hunt, Minerva, goddess of the arts and sciences, and Flora, goddess of flowers. Following the peaceful, palm-lined paths, you will reach a fountain at the center of the square, and a hundred-year-old Baobab tree, one of only a few of its kind in Brazil. As the original cultural and political meeting point of the city, several historically-significant buildings surround Conjunto Arquitetonico da Praca da Republica, including the Teatro Santa Isabel, the neoclassical Palácio do Campo das Princesas, also known as the Palácio do Governo, and the Palácio da Justiça. Start your trip to Recife by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.
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  • If you are interested in history, this plaza is an important stop in Recife. Tthe Santa Isabel theater designed by a French engineer, the Governor's Palace, the Dutch influences, the tribute to the re...  more »
  • For the first time I've been in this together in the late afternoon. Does not have the force of the Sun in the morning, but the effect of illumination already lit, around the square, it is very beautiful.
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  • The architectural complex has many public buildings with great examples of the constructions made in the effervescent times of Recife. Now it is a bit run down, but still displays some of its jewels o...  more »

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