Recife Antigo, Recife

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#1 of 57 in Historic Sites in State of Pernambuco
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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  • August 15, 2017
    It's worth making the city tour, which includes the old Recife, and learn more about the city. Recommend!
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  • August 12, 2017
    Visit Ground Zero is a must. The environment is very good, because you can find crafts and good food and drink options. The neighborhood is a little scary to unsuspecting, but a closer look reveals that he can walk quiet.
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  • August 11, 2017
    We leave the car next to Ground Zero of the city. We go in for old Recife displayed the main streets of the city. Beautiful colorful mansions, with some culinary options.
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  • February 10, 2017
    The coffee is incredibly. The place is amazing.
  • June 30, 2016
    Experimente o milkshake de brownie e zere a vida!!
  • July 29, 2016
    I really like the place and coffees, but the waiters took to much time for place the service.
  • September 20, 2016
    Best place in the island to spend the entire afternoon.
  • January 29, 2017
    Show! Delta é Delta!

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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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