Art and Cultural Attractions in Recife, Brazil

Recife Art and Cultural Activities

Explore the rich culture while visiting the many attractions Recife is replete with. These cultural attractions are suitable for all ages and can prove to make your trip to Recife a fruitful one. Be it historic monuments or cultural performances, cultural attractions somehow steal the show of the other attractions and things to do in Recife.

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  • Recife Antigo

    #1 of 13 Arts & Culture Things To Do in Recife
    Recife Antigo

    Tags: Bar, Church, Museum, Historical Site

    Address: Apolo, 181 - Recife, PE, 50030-210, Brazil

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    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 ...Read more

  • Boa Viagem

    #2 of 13 Arts & Culture Things To Do in Recife
    Boa Viagem

    Tags: Hotel, Bar, Church, Beach

    Address: Boa Viagem, Recife

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    The liveliest, most exclusive neighbourhood in Brazil also has one of the continent of South America’s most visited beaches - Boa Viagem beach. The beach is 8km long, with white sands, crystal c...Read more

  • Marco Zero At Praca Rio Branco

    #3 of 13 Arts & Culture Things To Do in Recife
    Marco Zero At Praca Rio Branco

    Tags: Light House, Architecture , Arts And Crafts, Sculpture

    Address: Av. Alfredo Lisboa, s/n - Recife, PE, 50030-150, Brazil

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    This extremely pretty square, also known as Ground Zero, is where the Portuguese founded Recife in 1857. Kilometre 0 is marked with a plaque. Elegant and grand historic buildings surround the square o...Read more

  • Oficina Ceramica Francisco Brennand

    #4 of 13 Arts & Culture Things To Do in Recife
    Oficina Ceramica Francisco Brennand

    Tags: Art And Culture, Nature, Sculpture

    Address: Propriedade Santos Cosme e Damiao, S/N - Varzea, Recife - PE, 50740-970, Brazil

    Timings: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    Did you know ceramic making can make you famous even in this date? It worked for Francisco Brennand, widely considered as one of the world’s best. 11 kilometres out of Recife, this complex is de...Read more

  • Pernambuco House Of Culture

    #5 of 13 Arts & Culture Things To Do in Recife
    Pernambuco House Of Culture

    Tags: Landmark, Market, Shopping Center, Architecture

    Address: Rua Floriano Peixoto, s / n - St. Anthony, Recife - PE, 50020-060, Brazil

    Timings: 09:00 am - 07:00 pm Details

    This former prison, completed in 1857 in Imperial Classical style, is now one of Rencife’s foremost landmarks. Once the prison was shut down in 1973, the building’s architectural value led...Read more

  • Mosteiro De Sao Bento

    #6 of 13 Arts & Culture Things To Do in Recife
    Mosteiro De Sao Bento

    Tags: Church, Religious Site, Tower, Monastery

    Address: R. Sao Bento, s/n - Varadouro, Olinda - PE, 53020-080, Brazil

    Timings: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    This Baroque religious complex, now a UNESCO world heritage site, dates back to the earliest date of Portuguese colonisation in Brazil. In the 17th century, the place underwent some serious redecorati...Read more

  • Paco Do Frevo

    #7 of 13 Arts & Culture Things To Do in Recife
    Paco Do Frevo

    Tags: Art And Culture, Museum, Specialty Museum

    Address: R. Guide, sn - Recife, PE, 50030-360, Brazil

    Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    Frevo: Derived from the Portuguese world ferver (to boil), Frevo refers to the wide range of music and dance styles from the Recife area – dances for the Carnival. This is such a big deal in the...Read more

  • Se Cathedral

    #8 of 13 Arts & Culture Things To Do in Recife
    Se Cathedral

    Tags: Church, Religious Site, Historical Site, Tower

    Address: Av. Rui Barbosa, 409 - Graças, Recife - PE, 52011-040, Brazil


    Established in July 1614, the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Olinda e Recife is seated at this church, even though its not the arch-bishop’s own headquarters. More interesting for its historical ...Read more

  • Teatro De Santa Isabel

    #9 of 13 Arts & Culture Things To Do in Recife
    Teatro De Santa Isabel

    Tags: Historical Site, Performance, Theatre, Concert

    Address: Praca da Republica, s/n - Santo Antonio, Recife - PE, 50010-040, Brazil

    Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    Opened in 1850, this historic theatre has hosted a great number of important art and political figures. It is a cute little Neo-classical building of pink, and seats about 850 people at a time. Today,...Read more

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