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belleretraite wrote a review Feb 2019
Montreal, Canada7,977 contributions1,781 helpful votes
We went to the top of the tower to check the views over the city of Olinda , the sea and the high rises of Recife . The architecture also influenced the great Le Corbusier and the architects who participate in the design of Brazilia !
Date of experience: December 2018
BDiekema wrote a review Nov 2017
Sierra Vista, AZ294 contributions229 helpful votes
This was a reasonably priced attraction - the cost has gone up a bit though, we paid 8 Brazilian Real for each of us - but well worth it. The view is great. Highly recommend the stop if you are walking the streets of Olinda.
Date of experience: October 2017
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LitoralSul wrote a review Apr 2017
Fairfax, Virginia66 contributions43 helpful votes
The Alto da Se is a long time must for visits to Olinda both for the view, buildings, atmosphere and vendor stalls (many on weekends) with sunset being a favorite time. The Caixa d'Agua access is new since the last visit in 2012. It was worth the R$8 for the extended view that from that vantage includes the view back to the lighthouse and Olinda (not available from below) as well as Recife that is normal for Alto da Se. The added height also gives a view down, not blocked by immediate roof tops, into the old part of Olinda as well as a view far to the west that is not as scenic as the coastal views but shows the extent of the urban area. That vantage also gives a clear view of the relationships of the historic buildings on and below Alto da Se.…
Date of experience: March 2017
Femorbon wrote a review May 2015
31 contributions8 helpful votes
We went up to check the views and they are really nice. Not so different from what you see from the other (free) "mirantes", but since it's cheap (less 2 dollars per person), we went for it.
Date of experience: May 2015
familygirlaustralia wrote a review May 2015
australia110 contributions60 helpful votes
This is a nice place to go at the end of the day to see the city and relax. There is a friendly little market where you can buy cold drinks including caipirinhas and snack on some tapioca sandwiches and other local favorites. Around this area there are also bars with live music at night and artesian markets during the early evening …