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Olinda, one of the state's most important historic towns
Pernambuco  is a state in Northeast Brazil.
Pernambuco's main touristic attractions are in
Recife (state capital), Olinda, Porto de Galinhas and Fernando de Noronha. A plethora of other cities and towns are also of touristic interest.
Cabo de Santo Agostinho, beautiful beaches, sugar plantations, and buildings of historic interest
Goiana, beautiful beaches and colonial churches
Igarassu, home to Brazil's oldest church (1535), a beautiful Franciscan Monastery (1588), and an impressive Art Collection (1705)
Itamaracá Island, famous for its beaches, nautical sports and the Orange Fortress
Lagoa do Carro, famous for its tapestry art
Nova Jerusalém, in Brejo da Madre de Deus, home to the world's largest Passion of Christ
Porto de Galinhas, beautiful beach town near Recife
São Benedito do Sul, with pleasant waterfalls
Serrita, were the Missa do Vaqueiro is celebrated in honor of the traditional northeastern cowboys
Tracunhaém, one of Brazil's most important ceramic art production centers
Besides having some of the most beautiful beaches in Brazil, Pernambuco also has a rich history (including Olinda, one of the oldest cities in Brazil, plus Portuguese, Dutch and Jewish heritage in Recife, etc.) and a strong popular culture found in its folklore, food and handicrafts.
official tourism site of Pernambuco has some detailed information (in Portuguese only) on the state.
Distance from other capitals:
Recife has the largest airport in Brazil's Northeast region. It has air links to all neighboring and major capitals in Brazil, as well as connections to Europe. It is 11km from the city center. Caruaru, Petrolina and Fernando de Noronha also have regional airports.
Aerporto Internacional Gilberto Freyre - Guararapes (REC)
Airlines operating flights to Recife: BRA
, GOL , OCEANAIR , TAF , TAM , TAP , TRIP , VARIG 
Aeroporto Senador Nilo Coelho - Petrolina (PNZ)
Airlines operating flights to Petrolina: BRA
, GOL , OCEANAIR , TAM 
Aeroporto de Caruaru (CAU)
Airline operating flights to Caruaru: BRA
Aeroporto de Fernando de Noronha (FEN)
Airlines operating flights to Fernando de Noronha: TRIP
, VARIG 
You can arrive in cruise ships at the Port of Recife
 or at the Fernando de Noronha Archipelago.
You can arrive in Petrolina via the Sao Francisco River. The navigable part of the river covers the states of
Minas Gerais, Bahia and Pernambuco.
Carnival in Recife, Olinda, Bezerros, Triunfo
São João celebrations in Caruaru, Gravatá, Carpina
Paixão de Cristo (Christ's Passion) in Nova Jerusalém, during Easter break
Missa do Vaqueiro (Cowboy Mass), in Serrita