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Nicest part of Recife !

This district of Recife is by far the most interesting one ! There are many interesting buildings... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Montreal, Canada
the place of the city's beginnings

Visitors to Recife will most probably start with the spot 'Marco Zero' in Recife Antiguo, as the... read more

Reviewed October 22, 2018
Zurich, Switzerland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This district of Recife is by far the most interesting one ! There are many interesting buildings mostly in good shape , a lot of bars and restaurants , many souvenir shops and stores , access to the sea and a lot of people specially...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed January 1, 2019

We did not feel safe walking around the neighbourhood because there were many beggars and people sleeping on the streets. The smells had been unpleasant as well.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Dokwes
Reviewed October 22, 2018

Visitors to Recife will most probably start with the spot 'Marco Zero' in Recife Antiguo, as the island, now connected by bridges to the mainland, is popularly known. Its official Name though is 'Bairro do Recife'. Here the Portuguese had built the port for their...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank saronic
Reviewed July 11, 2018

Recife Antigo is a nice place to go on an afternoon walk. There is views of the water and many people stop to take a picture by the Recife colorful sign. Lots of cafes and restaurants and fun places to go. Many historical places to...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank sailorchica
Reviewed June 29, 2018

I would dedicate a couple of hours to walk around. We ended up at the Synagogue so took another hour to tour its exhibits. The area has a fun vibe and it was nice to walk along the water and take a picture by the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed April 22, 2018 via mobile

Recife has an historical city center, nice to walk around and to see the old, partly restored buildings. Friendly atmosphere, friendly people. Nice restaurants.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed April 13, 2018

This old city is a place that have been renovated from the year 2000. In some building, such as "cais do Apolo", it was stablished a Tech Park, "Porto Digital", with many companies getting in, and more than 10.000 employees.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank L M
Reviewed December 13, 2017 via mobile

This place is good for walking and people gather here.. sit and enjoy .. good breeze in the late evening.. and also you can take pic with the big letter showing Recife..

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank shafeek_sherin
Reviewed September 23, 2017 via mobile

I enjoyed looking around this area with many fine old buildings and lots of history. However, this is a working part of towm and much is run-down. Its not easy ro find your way around and you really need a guide. Some parts did not...More

Date of experience: September 2017
3  Thank TKrieg
Reviewed September 3, 2017

Recife antigo is full of attractions. Parts of it has been recently renovated. There are many options of good restaurants and bars at night as well as cultural events.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank araujo_mariacristina
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July 14, 2017|
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Response from Ana Maria B | Reviewed this property |
É um lugar lindo mas não é seguro caminhar no bairro, a noite é deserto. Mesmo durante o dia é mais seguro andar em grupos e em lugares abertos e com mais pessoas. Evitar lugares desertos.
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pousadas in/near Recife Antigo (1 Reply)
I'm looking for housing in this area for several weeks this summer. It could be a room rental in a house or an inexpensive hotel as well, preferably in or around this area. Does anyone know of anything? Thanks.
June 20, 2009|
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My impression of this area was that most of it was still pretty run down (besides the one street the synagogue is on), perhaps unsafe at night, and the rest pretty industrial. Are you familiar with the city and have a specific reason for wanting to stay in that particular area?