Recife Antigo, Recife

#1 of 90 in Historic Sites in State of Pernambuco
Must see · Historic Walking Area · Tourist Spot
Recife Antigo is well known for its flourishing cultural and arts community as the home to many artists, musicians, and writers in "Old Recife." This historical section retains much of the original 16th-century Dutch infrastructure such as its buildings, canals, port, and defenses. A good place to begin your stroll along this historic old town is from the Marco Zero square where many of the old warehouses and iconic historical buildings are under renovation. You can shop at the elegant stores, peruse the art galleries, and dine in one of the many restaurants that have striking views of the Capibaribe River. With our world travel planner, Recife attractions like Recife Antigo can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • All over the world the best part of a city (at least if you are a tourist) is the historic center of it. This old town, originally founded by Dutch colonizers, contains most of the historic and...  more »
  • Recife Antigo in 2008 when we first visited here was practically an abandoned slum with all black & mouldy decrepit buildings. Since then it has seen "gentrification" to the point where almost all...  more »
  • Such a lovely place to be. It is good in the morning, late afternoon, and at night. It is good for families and single people. You see history in each corner. And there is something on the architecture and color of that place that make us feel happy, no matter what is happening inside of us.
  • Magnificent place

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