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Interesting and evocative

The 500 year old buildings appear in need of refurbishment due to the black bacteria/fungus (as... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2018
karen h
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calgary
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So interesting

I was surprised to see churches from 16th and 17th centuries still standing there. They are very... read more

Reviewed 29 November 2015
Carlos S
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Sao Paulo, SP
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17 Aug 2018
“Interesting and evocative ”
28 Nov 2015
“So interesting”
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Centro Historico Joao Pessoa, Joao Pessoa, State of Paraiba, Brazil
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Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

The 500 year old buildings appear in need of refurbishment due to the black bacteria/fungus (as does the slum surrounding it), but the beautiful architecture nonetheless puts one in mind of Portugal’s glory days. Unfortunately, there is little written in English for visitors so do...More

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Reviewed 29 November 2015 via mobile

I was surprised to see churches from 16th and 17th centuries still standing there. They are very beautiful with strong energy inside. Some parts have been restored but some not. I think this should be preserved! Visit church St Francisco and Igreja do Carmo.

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Reviewed 22 October 2015

I've been there on a city tour, the place is very nice, but not clean, they must repair the roads there and take care about the area cleaning , etc.

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Reviewed 29 September 2015

After the busy and crowded cities of Rio and Brasilia, my husband and I went to Joao Pessoa in Paraiba. We had planned to go there for 3 days because my husband's brother lives there. It was really a relief to experience this small, quiet...More

Thank Helianthe H
Reviewed 24 July 2015

There is not much to see, mainly if you have been to Salvador before. Yet what is left of the old buildings is quite pretty. You can visit the cathedral up the hill but you have to pay for a guided tour. The Hotel Globo...More

1  Thank Bruno I
Reviewed 4 March 2015

The Centro Historico was dirty and unpleasant. Churches are beautiful and interesting in their own right - if you find them open. The tourist map provided at our hotel was difficult to read, and when we asked people for directions to different sites, many people...More

1  Thank Rorinho
Reviewed 30 January 2015

The area offers different types of buildings ranging from colonial times - baroque churches - up to eclectic palaces and art nouveau residences from the beginning of the twentieh century.

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Reviewed 20 July 2014 via mobile

You can take a bus tour wich takes about 5 hours and costs 35 reais. But then you pay an extra 4 reais at the entrance of San Francisco church and the extra guide, that will meet you at the historic center expects some tip...More

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