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. With our world travel planner, Recife attractions like Recife Antigo 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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  • It is in the central region, close to the bus terminal, has trade (restaurant, banks) and apparently was clean.
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  • With the exception of Sundays, in the morning, I do not recommend the trip of someone to this place, because we do not have or feel security in it, especially at night.
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  • I had the pleasure to know the old side of Recife, many street performers and hawkers selling Lembrançinhas. I also congratulate the city of Recife and all those involved in the maintenance and memory of the rich and historical collection of our culture.
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