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Recife Antigo, Recife

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Recife Antigo is well known for its flourishing cultural and arts community as the home to many artists, musicians, and writers in "Old Recife." This historical section retains much of the original 16th-century Dutch infrastructure such as its buildings, canals, port, and defenses. A good place to begin your stroll along this historic old town is from the Marco Zero square where many of the old warehouses and iconic historical buildings are under renovation. You can shop at the elegant stores, peruse the art galleries, and dine in one of the many restaurants that have striking views of the Capibaribe River. Arrange your visit to Recife Antigo and discover more family-friendly attractions in Recife using our Recife vacation route planner.
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Where to stay in Recife

It's no surprise that the vast majority of accommodations in Recife crowd around the city's long expanses of shorefront. Consider the southern coastal neighborhood of Boa Viagem for instant access to miles of vibrant beachfront, the prime location for locals and tourists alike to make the most of the sunshine. As well as high-end hotels and beach resorts, you can opt to stay in a range of fun, budget hostels, thanks to Recife's ever-growing popularity among backpackers. If you want something a bit quieter, look to the nearby historical town of Olinda, just 6 km (3.7) north of the city center. From there, you can easily make day--or night--trips to Recife proper.
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  • Walking around Recife Antigo is one of the best thing to do if you want to visit places that show the meaning of the city. The district is full of museums, gallery arts, vintage architecture, bars, co...  more »
  • The old part of town (by which we mean almost 500 years old) tells the story of Recife's earliest organized European influences, notably Dutch. It's well preserved, even to constructing a design cente...  more »
  • An excellent place for a weekend walk. Lots of restaurants, bars, street life, museums. Don't miss Paço de Frevo and Cais do Sertão, nice museums to visit. There are also ateliers and art galleries, a...  more »
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  • I really like the place and coffees, but the waiters took to much time for place the service.
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