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About Recife

Sometimes called the 'Venice of Brazil' because of its numerous waterways and many bridges, Recife was named after the coral reefs that line its coast. The waterfront area, Boa Viagem, has the city's finest beach and from Gracas you can explore the old city.

Recife's deep cultural roots are notable and it is one of Brazil's richest places to explore folk art and craft. Its traditional handicrafts can be found at the Casa da Cultura de Recife, originally a 19th century prison, and at the many markets and festivals dotted around the city. Don't miss the charming narrow alleyways of nearby Olinda, a colonial city founded in 1534 and now a UNESCO world historical monument.

 

Shore excursions in Recife

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