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Centro Historico

Olinda, State of Pernambuco, Brazil
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“two hours” (4 reviews)
“walk around” (4 reviews)
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Olinda, State of Pernambuco, Brazil
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"two hours"
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"walk around"
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"there are so many"
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"boa viagem"
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"carnival"
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"hill"
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"party"
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"views"
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"sites"
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"architecture"
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"life"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed the colourful colonial buildings and the wonderful views to the sea and Recife, but were surprised how small the area is... we didn't need to stay for as long as we'd booked.

Thank MWAW99
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Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

Gorgeous historic center of Olinda! The different colours of houses give the entire city a magical touch! Loads of restaurants and bars available!

Thank Dana M
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Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

Beautiful colonial town on the north east coast near Recife Founded in 1535 built on steep hillsides and amazing views, and now know as an artists colony with many galleries, museums. Great view of churches and the Olinda light house

Thank KittyToronto_Canada
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Reviewed 28 September 2017

Nice, colorful colonial buildings and small, narrow streets and alleys! Plenty of various bars and some good restaurants of over the place. Some roof or terraced restaurants have a phantastic view to the sea-side or Recife! Plenty of tourist-guides are offering their services. The tourist...More

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Reviewed 4 September 2017

Olinda has well preserved historical buildings, churches and houses. In the top of the hill visitors have a wonderful view to the sea and to the city of Recife.

Thank araujo_mariacristina
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Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

We visited Old Olinda 2 days ago. The city is very nice and colourful. You can visit it by walk since it's not so big. You can see different churches but unfortunately there was no timing outside so we found them always closed. The best...More

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Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

... but still spectacular. Marvellous colonial architecture but too much rubbish and a lack of investment in tourism facilities.

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Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

If you like history and architecture this is the right place for you. The old buildings, churches and monuments are everywhere and you can enter some of them and even count with some guides explaining it's history.

Thank Caroline S
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Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

Coming from Recife with taxi. It lasted 50 minutes and charged 50 BRL. Taxi from the airport to Boa Viagem took less than 10 minutes and was 40 BRL !! - ugly ! was my first feeling of Olinda - buildings and churches had no...More

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Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

The historic district is a nice place for a stroll. There are many lookout spots for great views. I think all you need here is a couple of hours.

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Patricia L
29 September 2016|
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Response from julo972 | Reviewed this property |
There is almost nothing within walking distance. You may hire a taxi + guide for less than $100 for an entire day. You'll need 6-8 hours for Recife+Olinda. You may want to arange this ahead of time (ask for references).
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