Olinda is a city in the north-eastern Brazilian state of Pernambuco. It hosts one of Brazil's most famous carnivals and is listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO due to its XVI and XVII-century buildings. Many bars, restaurants, artist and craftspeople studios add charm to the old-town setting.
Olinda is 7km from Recife. Local buses connect both towns.
The city centre is compact and can be explored on foot.
The Rua do Amparo street has many restaurants serving regional cuisine. Tapioca with grated coconut is a popular snack.