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Caixa d'Agua Alto da Se / Elevador Panoramico

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Address: Rua Bispo Coutinho, Olinda, State of Pernambuco 53120-130, Brazil
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USD 75.00*
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The Alto da Se is a long time must for visits to Olinda both for the view, buildings, atmosphere and vendor stalls (many on weekends) with sunset being a favorite time. The Caixa... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Fairfax, Virginia
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Fairfax, Virginia
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Alto da Se is a long time must for visits to Olinda both for the view, buildings, atmosphere and vendor stalls (many on weekends) with sunset being a favorite time. The Caixa d'Agua access is new since the last visit in 2012. It was worth the R$8 for the extended view that from that vantage includes the view back... More 

Thank LitoralSul
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2015

We went up to check the views and they are really nice. Not so different from what you see from the other (free) "mirantes", but since it's cheap (less 2 dollars per person), we went for it.

1 Thank Fernanda M
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89 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2015 via mobile

This is a nice place to go at the end of the day to see the city and relax. There is a friendly little market where you can buy cold drinks including caipirinhas and snack on some tapioca sandwiches and other local favorites. Around this area there are also bars with live music at night and artesian markets during the... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2015

Worth the 5 Reals to get the best panoramic view. Really the only way to see the natural area. Helps get an overview of the city and see all the colors of the ocean.

1 Thank Margaret C
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42 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2015

Really great views high above over everything - offers great panaromic 360 views. Don't miss this - really worth it for some great photographs the views offer.

Thank JevonAbraham
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22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2014

5 reais gets you to the top using the staffed lift. The view from up top is fantastic and the panoramic pictures one can shoot are just amazing.

Thank Jerry F
Calgary, Canada
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345 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2014

An old building. We didn't want to try because did not seems to safe. Also the idea to climb this thing was to see the views of Olinda which was also possible to see from many other places

1 Thank Vanessa P
Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 523 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2014

Stunning views, just about the best vantage point in the whole of Olibda, to miss it would be an absolute shame There is a lift so no worries there!

Thank Bozeman-Dublin
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74 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2014

We thought this was just a water tower but its also a viewing tower and it was free. There is a staffed elevator to get to the top where the views are fantastic. I don't know the opening hours sorry

Thank bmarshall

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