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Goiana is a city in Pernambuco, Brazil. Historic buildings, beautiful beaches and original cultural manifestations are the main touristic attractions.

Get in[edit]

Fly into Recife's Guararapes International Airport.

From Recife, take BR-101 north. Goiana is 78 Km north of Recife.

Bus Station: Avenida Marechal Castelo Branco, tel.: (81)3626-0130.

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Historic sites[edit]

  • Our Lady of Carmel Church and Convent of Saint Albert of the Carmelites (Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Carmo e Convento de Santo Alberto das Carmelitas), [1]. Built in 1666.
  • Our Lady of Blackmen Rosary Church (Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Rosário dos Pretos). Built in 1596. Houses a Museum of Sacred Art.
  • Our Lady of Whitemen Rosary Church (Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Rosário dos Brancos). Built in 1705.
  • Tejucupapo. Site of the 1646 Tejucupapo Battle, in which local women defeated Dutch troops. An obelisk (built in 1931) celebrates the victory of the Tejucupapo Heroines.
  • Our Lady of Ó Church (Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Ó). Built in 1864, in Ponta de Pedras beach.
  • Saint Anthony Church (Igreja de Santo Antônio). Built in 1887, in Catuama beach.
  • Saint Lawrence Church (Igreaja de São Lourenço), [2]. Built in the 16th century.


  • Ponta de Pedras beach
  • Carne de Vaca beach
  • Catuama beach
  • Barra de Catuama beach

Do[edit][add listing]

  • Catamaran Boat Rides. Goiana river, Celeiro Island, Itamaracá Island.
  • Aparauá EcoAventura [3]. Environment and adventure sports (trekking, biking, mountain biking, rapel).
  • Scuba Diving: Wrecks of the Nicolau Copérnico (1883) and the Vapor Bahia (1887) at Ponta de Pedras beach.
  • Watch trained crabs offer you drinks at Buraco da Gia restaurant.

Buy[edit][add listing]

  • Ceramics
  • Paintings

Eat[edit][add listing]

  • Buraco da Gia. Rua Padre Batalha, 100; tel.: (81)3626-0150. Don't miss the trained crabs that offer you a drink!!!

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