Top Places for Art and Cultural Activities in Recife

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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Check the list of top places for art and culture in Recife:

  1. Recife Antigo

    #1 of 14 Art and Cultural Attractions in Recife
    Recife Antigo

    Tags: Bar, Church, Museum, Historical Site

    Address: R.do 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

  2. Boa Viagem

    #2 of 14 Art and Cultural Attractions 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

  3. Marco Zero At Praca Rio Branco

    #3 of 14 Art and Cultural Attractions 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

  4. Oficina Ceramica Francisco Brennand

    #4 of 14 Art and Cultural Attractions 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

  5. Pernambuco House Of Culture

    #5 of 14 Art and Cultural Attractions 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

  6. Mosteiro De Sao Bento

    #6 of 14 Art and Cultural Attractions 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

  7. Paco Do Frevo

    #7 of 14 Art and Cultural Attractions 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

  8. Se Cathedral

    #8 of 14 Art and Cultural Attractions 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

  9. Teatro De Santa Isabel

    #9 of 14 Art and Cultural Attractions 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

  10. Kahal Zur Israel Synagogue

    #10 of 14 Art and Cultural Attractions in Recife
    Kahal Zur Israel Synagogue

    Tags: Museum, Historical Site, Archaeological Site , Synagogue

    Address: Rua do Bom Jesus, 197 - Recife, 50030-170, Brazil

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

    The first synagogue in the Americas was founded in 1636 by Jews fleeing forced conversion in Spain and Portugal. Though the original building doesn’t exist anymore, there is on the site a museum...Read more

  11. Embaixada Dos Bonecos Gigantes

    #11 of 14 Art and Cultural Attractions in Recife
    Embaixada Dos Bonecos Gigantes

    Tags: Museum, Entertainment, Arts And Crafts, Specialty Museum

    Address: Rua do Bom Jesus, 183 - Refice Antigo, Recife - PE, 50030-170, Brazil

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

    There is a strange sub-culture in Brazil – the making of giant puppets. Visit this museum to find out the origins of the craft, as well as the process of making the puppets. There are 63 puppets...Read more

  12. CAIXA Cultural Recife

    #12 of 14 Art and Cultural Attractions in Recife
    CAIXA Cultural Recife

    Tags: Art And Culture, Art Gallery, Arts And Crafts

    Address: Av. Alfredo Lisboa, 505 - Recife, PE, 50030-150, Brazil

    Timings: 12:00 pm - 08:00 pm Details

    The CAIXA organisation has branches in multiple cities across the country, with the aim of promoting arts, crafts and local culture. This particular branch, housed in a beautiful historical neo-classi...Read more

  13. Madre Deus Church

    #13 of 14 Art and Cultural Attractions in Recife
    Madre Deus Church

    Tags: Church, Religious Site, Architecture

    Address: Cais da Alfandega - Recife, PE, 50030-020, Brazil

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

    This Roman Catholic Church was completed in 1720. Though damaged by fire in 1971, the church has been restored to beauty. It’s not very large, but it certainly is elegant. Inside, the church is ...Read more

  14. Capela Dourada

    #14 of 14 Art and Cultural Attractions in Recife
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    Tags: Church

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

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