Recife Antigo

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Along with São José and Santo Antônio, Recife Antigo is one of the three islands that make up the centre of Recife. In the 1990s, the city council took charge of the rehabilitation of the area. The programme includes salvaging a series of historical constructions, whose narrow, colourful façades with high windows bear the distinctive mark of Dutch architecture. A shopping centre and occasional events (on Arsenal da Marinha Square and Marco Zero Square) are bringing Recifenses back to this port area.

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Forte S. Tiago das Cinco Pontas
Forte S. Tiago das Cinco Pontas
The Dutch Fort Frederik Hendrik (1630)
60 minutes
Catedral São Pedro dos Clérigos
Catedral São Pedro dos Clérigos
The Baroque façade of Catedral São Pedro
30 minutes
Mercado São José
Mercado São José
The Mercado São José, Recife's main
30 minutes
Museu do Homem do Nordeste
Museu do Homem do Nordeste
The Museu do Homem do Nordeste offers a
90 minutes
MAMAM, Museu de Arte Moderna Aloísio Magalhães
MAMAM, Museu de Arte Moderna Aloísio Magalhães
The MAMAM was created in 1997 in the Boa
90 minutes
Oficina de Cerâmica Francisco Brennand
Oficina de Cerâmica Francisco Brennand
Visiting the Oficina de Cerâmica
120 minutes
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Forte S. Tiago das Cinco Pontas
Forte S. Tiago das Cinco Pontas
The Dutch Fort Frederik Hendrik (1630)
60 minutes
Catedral São Pedro dos Clérigos
Catedral São Pedro dos Clérigos
The Baroque façade of Catedral São Pedro
30 minutes
Mercado São José
Mercado São José
The Mercado São José, Recife's main
30 minutes
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