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Recife Antigo

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Beatiful part of the city!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 5, 2015
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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.

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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.

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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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Belem, PA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

It is not a place, but a region of bithplace of the city of Recife. It has old architecture, showing the several influences along of the years (Netherlands and Portugal). You'll walk a lot, so use soft clothes, hat or cap and carry a bottle of water between the buildings of the area.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The antique Recife help you go back in time to the Portuguese invasion. Old buildings, churchs, very colorfull. Go visit!

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Same review here as for Marco Zero... the community needs to add more resources and make this a happening place for all rather than the malls

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Best place to have a caipirinha is the worst looking bar on the street.... I did a caipirinha test at 5 bars where the bands play at night. The best was served in a plastic cup in a beat down place!!! it was wonderful and the music at that distance was just the right volumen! Really nowhere is good to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Because olinda is so close to Recife, people tend to forget about recife. Town center is pretty, and difuses somewhat of nostalgic memories of Portuguese colonisation. Hésites, We stayed during the carnaval and had a great time wallking at night downtown.

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OTTAWA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Recife has a lot to offer for tourists - lots of museums - lots of ancient churches - I have blogged about Recife in my personal blog - check it out here: http://kpari080.tumblr.com/post/114577691350/recife

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