The Venice of Brazil

Named for the surrounding coastal recifes (reefs) offshore, Recife is perched on Brazil's northeast coast. The busy seaport is known as the "Venice of Brazil," thanks to its many waterways, bridges, and small islands.

This exciting metropolis is a mix of new high-rises and old colonial structures, with plenty to see and even more to do.

Stroll through the historic heart of the city, Recife Antigo, the 16th Experience the city's vibrant cultural, culinary and music scene, or one of its many impressive beaches, such as Porto de Galinhas, a top tourist destination. Or discover the charming town of nearby Olinda, a UNESCO World Heritage Site founded in 1530 by the Portuguese.

Recife is also home to a fantastic carnival, but any time of year provides the opportunity to dance the energetic frevo.

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Boa Viagem Beach

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Boa Viagem Beach

Among the world’s best urban beaches, Boa Viagem is the perfect place to unwind after a day of exploration in Recife. Protected by natural reefs, the waters around the beach are calm, and ideal for a quick dip. Take a walk along this seven-mile sandy stretch and you’ll be sure to spot locals engaging in a lively game of soccer or volleyball. Don’t be shy—ask to join in on the fun!

Museu Cais do Sertão

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Museu Cais do Sertão

A modern museum that brings the culture of Sertão to life, the Museu Cais do Sertão is divided into seven fascinating sections. Overflowing with interactive, digital, and audiovisual exhibits, get hands on in the music room where you can try your hand at a variety of instruments. Accordion anyone?

The Golden Chapel

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The Golden Chapel

Constructed in 1588, Convento Franciscano de Santo Antônio is a stunning example of baroque Brazilian churches. Here, you’ll find the Capela Dourada (the Golden Chapel), which lives up to its name with an altar covered in glimmering gold engravings. Don’t forget to look up from the dazzling decoration—the chapel’s ceiling is covered with intricate murals.

Recife, Brazil At a glance

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Currency:
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Local Details:
GPS: 8°2'49.47"S 34°52'38.57"W
Size: 218.00 KM2 (84.17 MI2)
Population: 1,550,000
Density: 7,110 Pop/KM2 (2,745 Pop/MI2)
Country Code: +55

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