Olinda

Olinda in Recife

Olinda is a municipality in the state of Pernambuco, in Recife Metropolitan Region, with 375,559 inhabitants, [3] is one of the best preserved colonial cities in Brazil. It was the second Brazilian city to be declared Historical and Cultural Patrimony of Humanity by UNESCO in 1982.

Besides its natural beauty, Olinda is also one of the most important cultural centers of Brazil. It was declared in 1982, Historical and Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO.
In 2005, Olinda was elected the first Brazilian Capital of Culture 2006.
It was the first time Brazil has elected a cultural capital. The project is an initiative of the organization of the Brazilian Capital of Culture (CBC), with the support of the Ministries of Culture and Tourism and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
Olinda revive the splendor of its past every year during the Carnival of Olinda, the sound of Frevo, Maracatu and other original rhythms of Pernambuco. There are giant puppets, in which a man lies only in their legs to support you, and carnival (with different themes, different groups, often accompanied by orchestras of Frevo, and / or groups maracatus). It is customary for young wet passersby with water guns. Several groups also dress up, whatever the character, usually with the intention of calling attention to itself, making a social critique, encourage play with, and attract mates.
Throughout the years, especially in the historical center of Olinda, there are cultural events such as Handicraft Market, reggae, samba, Maracatu and afoxés. There are also more intimate environments, such as holiday homes, bars and restaurants cultural - with literary evenings, great food, live music etc.. Circulating among children, youth and adults from many different styles. There are other places, the sea, where the night is frequented by many people.
Cultural symbols are also the typical food of the city and the lighthouse of Olinda tapioca.

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Activities near to Olinda


Consciência Negra Week Celebrations (festival) - This holiday is a recent addition to a city that loves to celebrate and was first introduced in January 2003 via a new law.   The Day of Black Consciousness is celebrated on November 20th of each year and was part of a law that made it compulsory to teach about the history of Afro-Brazilian culture.  This law impacts 262 cities throghout the country and is aimed at promoting racial equality.  The week in which thi...
Address: Olinda - PE
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Black Consciousness Week Celebrations
Mercado Eufrásio Barbosa (market) - Barbosa Eufrásio Market (Mercado Varadouro) | Sigismund Gonçalves Avenue, s / n º, Varadouro, Olinda, 3439-2911. Stuck right at the entrance of the city, in the seventeenth century was the seat of the old Royal Customs House, where they sold products from Europe, such as tissues, which were hung on wooden poles with pieces of gold at the tips. Hence the popular name of the place: portage. It stopped some of pop culture fans on Sunday...
Address: Mercado Eufrásio Barbosa Olinda - Pernambuco
Distance: 0.00km from the Olinda
Mercado Eufrasio Barbosa
Arte Sacra de Pernambuco Museum (museum) - Pernambuco Sacred Art Museum (MASPE) is located in one of the most beautiful views of the city of Olinda, the Alto da Sé. It was from there that Duarte Coelho, in the 16th century, founded the town of Olinda.   The historic building, which houses the museum since 1974, has served as the Senate of Olinda, college, headquarters and home for nuns. Much of the acquis in the MASP, which confirms the Sacred Ar...
Address: Rua Bispo Coutinho, 726, Alto da Sé - Olinda, Brazil
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Mercado da Ribeira (market) - The worked as a former slave market in the sixteenth century. The old dungeons that blacks were turned into various craft shops. Among the objects that can be found there, pieces of pottery, items of income, leather and straw, and souvenirs of Pernambuco. It's the market that can also appreciate the ruins of the ancient Senate of Olinda, part of the historic site.Mercado da Ribeira | Rua Bernardo Vieira de Melo, s / n º, Riverside, Oli...
Address: Mercado da Ribeira Rua Bernardo Vieira de Melo, s/nº - Ribeira, Olinda
Distance: 0.00km from the Olinda
Mercado da Ribeira in Recife

Restaurants near to Olinda


Casa de Noca is a Northeast Brazilian restaurant that is roughly 0.00km from Olinda and can be found at Rua Bertioga, 243

Xinxim da Baiana is a Northeast Brazilian restaurant that is roughly 0.00km from Olinda and can be found at Av. Sigismundo Gonçalves, 742

Sargação is a Hamburgers restaurant that is roughly 0.00km from Olinda and can be found at Av. Sigismundo Gonçalves, 716

McDonald´s - Santo Amaro is a Hamburgers restaurant that is roughly 0.00km from Olinda and can be found at Av. Gov Amamenon Magalhaes, 153

McDonald's is one of the largest fast-food world and is present in all regions of Brazil, with about 1,200 stores. For children over what is successful is the Happy Meal with hamburger, fries, soda and a surprise gift. As for the grown older one of the most requested is the traditional Big Mc, with two burgers, lettuce, cheese, special sa


Hotels near to Olinda


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Hotel Pousada Olinda Bela Vista is a popular choice amongst travelers in Olinda, whether exploring or just passing through. The hotel offers a high standard of service and amenities to suit the individual needs of all travelers. Take advantage of the hotel's business center, safety deposit boxes, 24hr room service, room service, pets allowed. Each guestroom is elegantly furnished and equipped with...
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Pousada Dos Quatro Cantos Hotel is a popular choice amongst travelers in Olinda, whether exploring or just passing through. The property features a wide range of facilities to make your stay a pleasant experience. All the necessary facilities, including 24hr room service, room service, laundry service/dry cleaning, safety deposit boxes, babysitting, are at hand. Designed for comfort, guestrooms of...
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Pousada Alto Astral Hotel is perfectly located for both business and leisure guests in Olinda. The hotel offers guests a range of services and amenities designed to provide comfort and convenience. Facilities like 24hr room service, laundry service/dry cleaning, pets allowed, bar/pub, business center are readily available for you to enjoy. Each guestroom is elegantly furnished and equipped with ha...
MapPousada Casa De Chica Hotel
Pousada Casa De Chica Hotel is perfectly located for both business and leisure guests in Olinda. The property features a wide range of facilities to make your stay a pleasant experience. Facilities like business center are readily available for you to enjoy. The well-appointed guestrooms feature non smoking rooms. The hotel offers various recreational opportunities. No matter what your reasons are...