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Address: Recife, State of Pernambuco, Brazil
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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Palm Coast, Florida

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Palm Coast, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place for lunch and People watching on a Sunday afternoon, The carnival drum bands are starting to practice in the steers in Sunday's too. The last Sunday of the month the city puts on different types of entertainment on different stages in the area all for free. There is also food available from different stalls and it is good,... More 

1 Thank canuckinbrazil
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There were alot of places you can stroll around and explore. Even has a little shopping mall inside one of the restored buildings. Would have to be a little wary of some spots as you'll notice it's surrounded by bums who would con/steal whatever you have, but honestly was only at one or two spots when I was there. Wasn't... More 

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Mont Laurier, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

I've visited this place again, which I knew from my childhood, in my adulthood, as I go back to Brazil every year to visit my family. I live actually in Québec, Canada, since 40 years. So, I was astonished seeing the old houses restored and giving a good look with the history of this marvellous part of Recife's old city,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

I have just recently discovered how impressive Recife is when you look with other eyes, in my case, this past August, I visited my hometown as a tourist, and I loved the Recife Antigo ( Old Recife ). Such a nice place to visit - the locals are very friendly and there's always someone there to help you if needed.... More 

1 Thank Fernando G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

Recife has respectfully restored many of their historic buildings. Sunday night when the streets and building are lighted and the street market is in full swing you'll fall in love with old Recife.

2 Thank PorterHouse09
Rio de Janeiro
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015 via mobile

Antigo Recife is one of the most poorly preserved historical areas I have seen in Brazil, which is a real shame, because there is a lot there that should be preserved. If you use your imagination, you can get an idea of what things were like. It's still worth a visit, particularly starting at Marco Zero and continuing through the... More 

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Valinhos, SP
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This is where the city of Recife started from the scratch. "Recife Antigo" (meaning "Old Recife") is a neighborhood of nice colonial buildings, unfortunately not all of them well kept. The streets around are something dirty, what is a constant in Recife. Nice option for an afternoon stroll.

1 Thank BrazilianSky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

This part of the city is really nice, with a lot of things to see including nice traditional buildings, museums, churches, bars, etc. Also it is very alive with music and people dancing in the streets. Colorful and pretty. At night it can feel a little dangerous.

2 Thank Martina E
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Some beautiful buildings to see, and the bridges. Visit Marco Zero, cross the river to get to Tocha de Brennand - it's very cheap and worth it. There's also Caixa Cultural and Centro Cultural dos Correios. It's such a beautiful place to visit in Recife. Don't miss it!

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