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Recife Antigo

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Address: Recife, State of Pernambuco, Brazil

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Beautiful, but a pitty that they don't take care enough of it. If you are in Recife, you must visit this place.

I think that the old town in Recife is beautiful, but if you expect something unexpected then you might be disappointed. It's not big. I liked it, it's beautiful. Unfortunately... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I think that the old town in Recife is beautiful, but if you expect something unexpected then you might be disappointed. It's not big. I liked it, it's beautiful. Unfortunately not all buildings are in a good shape, but at least many of them are renovated, not as the old buildings in other part of the city. Definitely must-be when... More 

Thank Kuba S
Sao Paulo, SP
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

there are same strees with old houses,a caind of craftwork. there is a museum of art and a squere with a belle view .

Thank mitsie1953
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2017

A should-visit place in Recife. Lovely old buildings and great atmosphere. a great change after the beaches.

Thank Matthias C
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2016 via mobile

For those who like old buildings it's nice to see Recife antigo, but it's all. The city it's known for the violence issues and it's a little bit insecure walking around alone, especially if you are a woman.

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Natal, RN
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2016

If it wasnt for the issues related to violence and lack of seawage treatament, Recife as a whole and specifically the old town would be one of the best places to see in Brazil. However, even with such limitations, the old town is still a place worth visiting, with many restored buildings.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016 via mobile

The Recife Antigo is the old heart of the city. The old Port was located there and in the last few years it has been completely restructured to be more pleasant to tourist and locals. Many of the technology companies of the city are located there which helped a great variety of restaurants and bars in the area to flourish... More 

1 Thank Victor A
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016

Lovely area. City is working to restore, maintain and repair the buildings and sidewalks and it is a good walking tour. There are maps posted in many of the intersections, but lots of them have been vandalized and are hard to read. However--all roads lead to "Marco Zero", the waterfront park from which all measurements across the State are taken.... More 

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016 via mobile

Visited old Recife on a rainy Sunday and enjoyed the old town, ancient buildings and vibrant life of this faded gem of a city. The old buildings range from beautifully preserved to rotting away and the contrast is very interesting to see. The markets, shops and restaurants were also good to experience and the history, significance and importance of this... More 

1 Thank Dekka67
Rio das Ostras, RJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

Recife antigo is really good for those who like history and arts. The buildings make you feel like you are in another place.

1 Thank mweinrauch
Paddington, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

Did a short walk through the streets of Recife Antigo and discovered a gem of a tourist spot which is undergoing some rapid restoration of its magnificent historical architecture. You can wander around slowly and soak up the atmosphere of the old world. It is great to see so many grand mansions are getting a facelift to restore them to... More 

1 Thank EJM61

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