Founded in 1537, the city of Recife, the capital of Pernambuco state, Northeast Brazil is a stop on the Brazilian tourist map nicknamed “Venice Brazil”.
The neighborhood of Santo Antônio belongs to Recife Antigo, one of the three islands that make up the center of Recife and the first Portuguese settlement in the early 16th century.
Located on two main islands and many small islands, Recife is connected by 49 bridges, of which the oldest bridge dates from 1644. Most of the city’s bridges are built from the Dutch colonial era.
The Capiraribe and Jaguaribe rivers split the neighborhoods in the center of Recife, and this gave the city the “Venice Brazil” nickname.
One of the most popular types of tourist attractions in Recife is the ships that make visitors crept between wild mangrove forests and canals intermingling with streets.
Recife, the city of water and coral reefs, is one of Brazil’s vibrant and attractive destinations. Along with the historic quarter adorned with many elegant buildings are vestiges of a time of glorious past, the system of entangled waterways leading to the neighborhoods, attractions, etc. made a difference for Recife.
In the center of Recife Antigo, opposite the Sao Pedro dos Clerigos church, the plaza always echoes frevo, traditional art with fast and strong rhythms combining different genres of music and dances. of Brazil.
This place is the weekend rendezvous of Recife residents and many artists also go to the old town to find inspiration.
Don’t forget to visit Bom Jesus, one of the oldest and most characteristic streets in the old town of Recife, with sprawling foyer huts and often holding happy markets.
On Aurora Road, you will be amazed at the beautiful row of houses overlooking the Capibaribe canal, discover Forte das Cinco Pontas fort or craft art workshop in an old prison.
If you have a chance, remember to explore this stunning place!