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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.

Get in

Olinda is 7km from Recife. Local buses connect both towns.

Get around

The city centre is compact and can be explored on foot.


  • Churches - Mosteiro de São Bento (1582) and Convento de São Francisco (1585) are very important buildings of barroque Brazil.
  • Rua do Amparo - restaurants, museums, hotels and art studios.
  • Serenades - groups of singers and musicians play old traditional songs through the city streetson Friday evenings.


Olinda's carnival is completely different from those of Rio and Salvador. It is a lively street party accompanied by frevo and maracatu music.


  • Local crafts and artwork.


The Rua do Amparo street has many restaurants serving regional cuisine. Tapioca with grated coconut is a popular snack.



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