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Recife Antigo

Recife, State of Pernambuco, Brazil
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Ranked #12 of 105 Attractions in Recife
Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Landmarks
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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164 reviews 164 reviews
46 attraction reviews
276 helpful votes 276 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

You could easily spend more than a couple of days immersing yourself in the life of this historic district. What is so wonderful to see both on an architectural and sociological level is the foresight to maintain the historical nature of this area while bringing it forward into modern usage. A case in point is the Paco do Frevo Museum... More

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Ghent, Belgium
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Antigo is the place where it all happens in Recife. Most of the museums are there, lots of places to eat, different markets and busling events including the best parties during the world famous carnaval! It's not a very big nabourhood so you can easily explore it by walking or using the bycicle stations if you have a smartphone app!... More

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Joao Pessoa, PB
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33 reviews 33 reviews
26 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Recife antigo is worth visiting especially for those who like architecture from old times. There you can admire constructions of different languages and times such as neoclassical,, ecletic, etc.

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Fortaleza, CE
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444 reviews 444 reviews
383 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

The Old Recife is a small area with some old-style buildings. You never know what you are going to see and how you are going to see. Each time you go is different, some times is very nice and lively and sometimes is horrible. In the good periods it is full of stores and bars where you can walk and... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

It's a place where that shows the historical part of that city. It's worthwhile to visit it. There are museums, handicraft, arts, bars, restaurants and a beautiful view of the port of Recife and of the sea, including its reefs. Recife Antigo is a island and is near to the centre of the city. You can enjoy it by car,... More

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

A beautiful historic area that is the setting for the ferinha de Recife Antigo on Sunday nights. We went on a night of precarnaval, and it was one of the best pieces of night life we encountered in Brazil. There was music and culture everywhere; hip hop, break dancing, forró, funk, axé, frevo, and much more! There were carnaval blocos... More

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Curitiba, PR
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46 reviews 46 reviews
12 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

I recommend the visit of this place. You can go with public transport (around 20min from Boa Viagem) and you can see some old buildings, an island with outdoor exhibition and the Marco Zero. Go there!

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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31 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

The 2 places is really really close to eachouther, they just change name, marco zero and recife antigo. Good place to visit for one day, walk around and have a coffe or a cold beer

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Wasn't much to see. Rua Bom Jesus was pretty, but the synagogue was closed and not too much happening.

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54 reviews 54 reviews
24 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

Attempts have been made to restore old Recife and for sure, Rua de Bom Jesus is mighty pretty. Early on, there were many cafe's, bars, etc. there, but it just didn't quite catch on. You should certainly visit the oldest Synagogue in the Ameirca's, which is on Rua de Bom Jesus.... and the best bookstore in Recife is a few... More

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