Pernambuco
Olinda
Highly recommended
Olinda The Essential
Highly recommended

A few miles north of Recife lies Olinda, a splendid city founded by the Portuguese in the first half of the 17C. Its architectural and cultural wealth sets it apart and it has been made a UNESCO World Heritage City. One could wander endlessly around its famous "seven hills", following its steep little streets at random, and taking in the splendours of this timeless city. The green of the vegetation, the blue of the ocean and the white of the churches and convents form a seamlessly harmonious whole.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Olinda
Convento de São Francisco
Convento de São Francisco
Colonial times are characterised by the
60 minutes
Mosteiro de São Bento, Olinda
Mosteiro de São Bento, Olinda
The Monastery de São Bento (late 16C)
60 minutes
Rua do Amparo
Rua do Amparo
With its bars, restaurants and artists'
15 minutes