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Recife Antigo

Recife, State of Pernambuco, Brazil
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Ranked #16 of 133 attractions in Recife
Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
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Fortaleza, CE
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88 reviews 88 reviews
77 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
14 helpful votes 14 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
25 helpful votes 25 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
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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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Philadelphia
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17 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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Sao Paulo, Brazil
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

Recife Antigo is a place to discover. The heart of the old city has numerous bridges, narrow streets with old and somehow mysterious buildings waiting for you to find them. There are a lot of churches and cultural centers, but the local touristic information is very poor, so my advise is to make a good research before getting there (better... More

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London, United Kingdom
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137 reviews 137 reviews
124 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

There's a lot of history and culture in this town. There are some very interesting buildings, however you have to look for them. There are a lot of just old buildings, some looking in disrepair. But if you're given some tips on the right places to go then it's very interesting. It's a nice area to take a slow walk... More

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Maia, Portugal
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84 reviews 84 reviews
19 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

Recife historic center is really interesting from a cultural and architectural point. Influence from Portuguese and dutch are in every corner of those beautiful colored streets

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