A few miles north of Recife lies Olinda, a splendid town founded by the Portuguese in the first half of the 17C. Today, it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with an architectural and cultural wealth that sets it apart. You could wander endlessly around its famous "seven hills" and steep narrow streets, taking in the splendours of this timeless place. The green of the vegetation, the blue of the ocean and the white of the churches and convents combine to create a harmonious setting.
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