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About Recife Antigo, Recife

The port at Recife Antigo was once the busiest in all of the Americas. It’s where the Portuguese initially settled in the 16th century, and later, the Jewish community. Today, it is at once the city’s most important historical centre, and the site of the city’s night-time debauchery, full of excellent bars and nightclubs. During the daytime, Sunday, there is a lively market of quality artisanry in dresses, jewellery and ceramics.

Sights to see:

  • Madre de Deus (Mother of God) Church
  • Military Museum (Museu Militar)
  • Kahal Zur Israel Synagogue – the first synagogue in the Americas
  • Malakoff Tower Cultural Obseratory (Torre Malakoff)
  • Paco Alfandega Shopping Mall
  • Downtown Pub – a British themed pub
  • Marco Zero – the founding spot of the city
  • Paco de Frevo

The last Sunday of the month in the Antigo is something of a party. Altogether, the Antigo is Recife’s most charming quarter.

How To Get To Recife Antigo by Public Transport

  • Buses 117, 411, 513, 1900, 1911, 1926, 1927, 1946, 1958, 1967, 1971, 1973, 1976, 1983, 1992 stop Teatro Hermilio Barbosa Filho
  • Buses 100, 107, 411, 414, 513, 611 stop Ef Escola De Magistratura Federal

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Address: R.do Apolo, 181 - Recife, PE, 50030-210, Brazil

Phone: +55-8134198000

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Recife Boat Tour
View Deal Recife Boat Tour 1 Reviews | Duration: 3 hours From USD 58.71/person

Unforgettable ride through the waters of the Capibaribe River covering the three islands in the center of Recife; Santo Antonio, Recife Antigo and Boa Vista.

You will also be passing under five bridges: Bridge September 12, Maurício de Nassau Bridge, Bridge Manuel Buarque de Macedo Bridge Elizabeth and princess Bridge Duarte Coelho.

On board, we have the presence of a guide who will tell us stories and curiosities about Recife.

City Tour of Olinda Including Instituto Ricardo Brennand
View Deal City Tour of Olinda Including Instituto Ricardo Br... 4 Reviews | Duration: 5 hours From USD 70.45/person

Come and experience Olinda and Recife, the 'Venice of Brazil' on this 5-hours city tour! See all the highlights of these city, including a stop at Convento de São Francisco , Alto da Sé Square, Misericórdia Church , Mercado da Ribeira com os Bonecos Gigantes de Olinda, Monestry of São Bento and Instituto Ricardo Brennand. Learn about the culture, history and architecture of this UNESCO World Heritage city from your knowledgeable guide as you travel around the city by a VIP van which has DVD, TV, WIFI, double air conditioned and comfortable seats.

Small-Group City Tour of Recife Including the Park of Statues
View Deal Small-Group City Tour of Recife Including the Park... New on TripHobo Duration: 5 hours From USD 58.71/person

Experience Recife, the 'Venice of Brazil', on this 5-hour city tour! Accompanied by a guide and small-group of no more than 15, see highlights such as the Park of Statues and Casa da Cultura. We will make multiple stops and you will be given the opportunity to shop and explore independently as well.

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