Recife City Information

Carnival in Olinda - Recife

Recife is the capital of the state of Pernambuco and has a population approaching 3.8M, making it the largest city in the Northeast region, and 4th largest city in Brazil.  The city is a major port city, and is located where Beberibe River meets the Capibaribe River at the Atlantic Ocean.  The delta has many small islands and bridges, giving it the nick name of the "Brazilian Venice."   The city has many beaches and the name Recife actually means "reef" in Portuguese.  Surfing is a big tourist attraction here, along with beautiful sandy beaches.   The city is easily accessible with direct international flights to the US, Europe and Africa.  The main airport is Gilberto Freyre/Guararapes International Airport  (REC).

 

General Information:

  • Area Code: (81)
  • City Hall: +55 (81) 3232.8117 / 3232-8614
  • Dial-Tourism: +55 (81) 3232-8409
  • Tourist Information: +55 (81) 3462-4960 / 3224-2361
  • Guararapes Airport: +55 (81) 3464-4188
  • Bus Station: +55 (81) 3452-1999
  • Subway: +55 (81) 3455-4533
  • Restauração Hospital: +55 (81) 3421-5444
  • Bank Agencies: Recife has branches for all national banks as well as some international banks.


 

Casa Caiada Beach
Casa Caiada Beach
Mamulengo Museum in Recife
Mamulengo Museum in Recife
Centro Cultural Benfica
Centro Cultural Benfica
Bairro Novo Beach
Bairro Novo Beach
Olinda in Recife
Olinda in Recife
Fernando de Noronha Park
Fernando de Noronha Park
Olinda Carnival
Olinda Carnival
Maracaípe Beach in Recife
Maracaípe Beach in Recife
Brejo da Madre de Deus
Brejo da Madre de Deus
Antigo district in Recife
Antigo district in Recife
Mamulengo Museum in Recife
Mamulengo Museum in Recife
Folia do Papangu - Bezerros Pernambuco
Folia do Papangu - Bezerros Pernambuco
Kahal Zur Israel Synagogue
Kahal Zur Israel Synagogue
Mercado Eufrasio Barbosa
Mercado Eufrasio Barbosa
Capiba Theater
Capiba Theater
Caruaru
Caruaru