Santo Antônio and São José areas

The neighbourhoods of São José and Santo Antônio were urbanised by Maurice de Nassau, who designed the extension of Recife onto the neighbouring island of Antônio Vaz to the southwest. Apart from the layout of the streets, vestiges from this era are few and far between. The return of the Portuguese, and with them the Catholic faith, gave rise to the construction of an abundance of Baroque churches. Now listed and restored, you can discover them as you wander the densely populated, shop-lined little streets, which have a bustling atmosphere during the day.

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Forte S. Tiago das Cinco Pontas
Forte S. Tiago das Cinco Pontas
The Dutch Fort Frederik Hendrik (1630)
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Catedral São Pedro dos Clérigos
Catedral São Pedro dos Clérigos
The Baroque façade of Catedral São Pedro
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Mercado São José
Mercado São José
The Mercado São José, Recife's main
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Museu do Homem do Nordeste
Museu do Homem do Nordeste
The Museu do Homem do Nordeste offers a
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MAMAM, Museu de Arte Moderna Aloísio Magalhães
MAMAM, Museu de Arte Moderna Aloísio Magalhães
The MAMAM was created in 1997 in the Boa
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Recife Antigo
Recife Antigo
Along with São José and Santo Antônio,
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Forte S. Tiago das Cinco Pontas
Forte S. Tiago das Cinco Pontas
The Dutch Fort Frederik Hendrik (1630)
1:00
Catedral São Pedro dos Clérigos
Catedral São Pedro dos Clérigos
The Baroque façade of Catedral São Pedro
0:30
Mercado São José
Mercado São José
The Mercado São José, Recife's main
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