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Recife Antigo

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
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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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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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

I went With a friend to recife. Our plan was to go to OLinda and porto de galinhas. We didn't want To skeep Recife. So, we stayed a night and we visited and walked around the center during the day. And unfortunately, we didn't feel safe. The atmosphere, the people around... Better not to stay late outside Also, the historical... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

The architecture is the typical colonial architecture, nice and "historic", but the government should clean the pavement and also keep this singular place in a better condition.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

New options for food and drink, and great view from reatored docks. A must-go place when visiting Recife.

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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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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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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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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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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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