Recife is full of historically important monuments and is perhaps the best place to witness history unfold. The wonderful monuments and the rich history attached with the destination make Recife one of Top Historical Destinations in the world. Recife is a very historically important place and thus sees a lot of tourists every year. Whenever you are planning to visit a historical monument in Recife or a place of historical significance, it is always good to know a little information about the place, its opening and closing times, the ideal duration of visit and the need of tour guide to visit the historical monuments of Recife. Explore the historical monuments of Recife with a guided tour or opt for in-depth information of its historical account, this Recife guide is your go-to option for free. Move to things to do in Recife page for the complete list of attractions and activities.
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Top Historical Recife landmarks
Traverse through the finest landmarks and famous historical buildings of Recife.
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Propriedade Santos Cosme e Damiao, S/N - Varzea, Recife - PE, 50740-970, Brazil
08:00 am - 05:00 pm
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 dedicated to the man’s life work, and is nothing short of mind-boggling in its inventive nature and scope. Painting, mosaic tiles and sculpture &n...
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R.do Apolo, 181 - Recife, PE, 50030-210, Brazil
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 t...
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Av. Alfredo Lisboa, s/n - Recife, PE, 50030-150, Brazil
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 on three sides; the vast oceans spread out to the horizon on the fourth.
Sights at the square include:
The bust of Baron of Rio Branco by Felix Charpe...
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R. Sao Bento, s/n - Varadouro, Olinda - PE, 53020-080, Brazil
08:00 am - 06:00 pm
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 redecoration – gilt valances, rosewood railings, paintings of the life of St. Benedict, rich furniture – and by the 19th century, was one of the ric...
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Av. Rui Barbosa, 409 - Graças, Recife - PE, 52011-040, Brazil
12:01 am - 12:00 am
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 significance rather than its looks, the church isn’t the main reason why people visit; for the view from this place is the star attraction. For ...
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Praca da Republica, s/n - Santo Antonio, Recife - PE, 50010-040, Brazil
09:00 am - 05:00 pm
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, most shows happen at night. If you just want to check the building out, free guided tours about the architecture and history of the theatre are on Su...
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Rua do Bom Jesus, 197 - Recife, 50030-170, Brazil
09:00 am - 05:00 pm
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 that is meant to resemble the synagogues built in the 17th and 18th centuries by Sephardic Jews. Also, the original structure has been dug back out o...