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Recife Antigo

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Recife Antigo

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Private Transfer from Recife Airport to Maragogi
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Private Transfer from Recife Airport to Maragogi

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The origin of the name Maragogi is of the old Tupi that means "river of the cats of the bush", was chosen that name due to the river that bathes the municipality. The municipality of Maragogi is located in the state of Alagoas, in the state of Maceió.<br><br>One of the main tourist attractions in the state, the tourist attractions that attract most in Maragogi are the beaches of Peroba, São Bento, Barra Grande and Burgalhau. Beaches of natural pools, calm sea, white sands and reefs where it is possible to bathe next to colorful fish.<br><br>Another strong point in Maragogi is its rural tourism in the farms Cachoeira and Marrecas.
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KaterinaBouza wrote a review Jan. 2020
Sao Paulo, SP415 contributions124 helpful votes
All over the world the best part of a city (at least if you are a tourist) is the historic center of it. This old town, originally founded by Dutch colonizers, contains most of the historic and government buildings in the city and the oldest synagogue in the Americas. The port, located in Recife Antigo, was once the most active in all of the Americas. Recife's reputation for safety is not one of the best, be careful and avoid some areas after the sunset.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Peter Taradash wrote a review Nov. 2019
Campione d'Italia, Italy71 contributions49 helpful votes
Recife Antigo in 2008 when we first visited here was practically an abandoned slum with all black & mouldy decrepit buildings. Since then it has seen "gentrification" to the point where almost all of the old 19th Century colorful buildings have been restored. The main street is Bon Jesu (Good Jesus) but it used to be "Jewish Street." There you'll find the first Jewish Synagogue of the New World dating back to 1620--now a museum. Plenty of artsy-craftsy stores, restaurants & coffee shops...It is the first place you come to when walking to town from the cruise ship port. Many places to do internet. Worth seeing!
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Date of experience: November 2019
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WCOB wrote a review Sep. 2019
Paekakariki, New Zealand304 contributions126 helpful votes
I spent a bit of time in the old town while based in Recife. The cobble narrow streets with colourful houses, many bars and places to eat and street stalls is extremely popular and makes for a pleasant visit. There were also police around so you feel comfortable. It was easy to catch a bus from Boa Viagem to the bus terminal and was a short taxi ride back.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Santiago Z wrote a review Feb. 2019
Buenos Aires, Argentina152 contributions21 helpful votes
Old Recife is the colonial part of the city. In this part of the year, it´s prepare for the carnaval, decorated with lots of multicoloured umbrellas, typical from Recife. There are many churchs, museums, and shops to buy presents, umbrellas, magnetos, etc
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Date of experience: February 2019
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belleretraite wrote a review Feb. 2019
Montreal, Canada7,973 contributions1,784 helpful votes
This district of Recife is by far the most interesting one ! There are many interesting buildings mostly in good shape , a lot of bars and restaurants , many souvenir shops and stores , access to the sea and a lot of people specially on Sundays !
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Date of experience: December 2018
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