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Recife Antigo

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Address: Recife, State of Pernambuco, Brazil
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great refurbishment and preservation

one of those buildings you just have to go in to enjoy. Great refurbishment to its original glory. Along the downtown walk and bus stop right by.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Philip V

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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

one of those buildings you just have to go in to enjoy. Great refurbishment to its original glory. Along the downtown walk and bus stop right by.

Thank Philip V
Frankfurt, Germany
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63 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The standard tour for exploring the history of Recife and northeastern Brazil. Could be better maintained, but still a great place to visit.

Thank KaueMC
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4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a blast at Recife Antigo. Everything is such a great memory of history and the real life of artsy people. Just be ware of pickpocketing.

Thank Viviane R
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The old Recife is beautiful but in some streets we stayed alone looks like a desert and we saw near of subway people with guns. I recomend carefull there

Thank Etiene T
New York, NY
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166 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Recife Antigo could be an absolute gem-colonial arch reciter combined with ocean front. What could be bad? Well, years of decay and neglect have left the area dilapidated and many houses have fallen down. Some shops and restaurants have opened up but there still is a lack of tourist facilities, such as boutique hotels and shopping that showcases local talent... More 

Thank TomSonntag
Tromso, Norway
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242 reviews
74 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

When in Recife do not spend all time on the beach, try Recife Antigo for a change. Lovely bars and restaurants at the sea side. Acceptable prices. Stroll around in the ols centre and just look at the buildings of diverse standards.

Thank PerBaad
Los Angeles, California
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64 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

I walked around Recife Antigo a half-day. Pretty safe to me. I admired the colonial architecture. There are a lot of guided tours. A must, stop by while in Recife. Taxi fare is reasonable to Recife Antigo and back from Recife. Better negotiate the fare. A lot of restaurants serving authentic food. So many colorful colonial structures to praise! Don't... More 

1 Thank chandana_silva
Bogor, Indonesia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

This where you can get an idea of the city, very vivid area with colonial architeture, good food and drinks a place to visit definetely while in Recife. I was born in Recife but don't get tired to visit when I'm in Brazil. Carnival it is your stop to get in the folia! Enjoy it!

Thank lovetotraveling
Recife, PE
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

A must if you stay a night in the city, even more if it`s from Thursday to Sunday when night live is more intense. Located in the city center, the local as been underdoing some major requalification works on general maintenance and overall locks of the city center. Night live is great and security as increased so it`s every day... More 

2 Thank CJPSM
Palm Coast, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

Talking about Recife Antigo is always a pleasure. I love Recife. Recife Antigo has so much to offer to all the tourists that visit it. Every weekends there is a craft show happening in the Old Recife. There you will find lots of local handmade crafts, foods, clothes and also local food. Everyday all the craft stores are open in... More 

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