The beaches along the 187 kilometers of the Pernambuco coastline are already quite frequented by tourists, but, far from the coast, there is a lesser-known way to refresh the body in dives throughout the year: the waterfalls. The Mata Sul Territory – PE covers an area of 4,003.40 Km² and […]
Pernambuco has history in its monuments, culture of extraordinary richness and magnificent landscape, like Olida and Fernando de Noronha.
From the coast to the hinterland, Pernambuco is all beauty. It is the right destination for those looking for the best of the natural riches of the Northeast, with an extensive and appreciated coastline of warm and crystalline waters. The inviting scenery of paradisiacal beaches such as Tamandaré and Porto de Galinhas are just some of the countless attractions that also stand out in the magnitude and historical importance of its cultural traditions, such as the carnival and June festivities.
The 187 km long coastline, including beaches and cliffs, urban areas and virtually untouched places, represents the main tourist attraction of the state. Not to mention the beautiful archipelago of Fernando de Noronha, frequented by Brazilians and foreigners at all times of the year.
Pernambuco has one of the oldest churches in Brazil, located in the municipality of Igarassu, in the Metropolitan Region of Recife. The church dedicated to São Cosme e Damião, which dates from 1535, is part of a Historic Centre with 396 m² listed by IPHAN. It is one of the oldest and best preserved architectural, civil and religious complexes in the state.
Still in the Metropolitan Region of Recife, the attractions are numerous. Recife Antigo, the most traditional neighbourhood of the capital of Pernambuco, a cultural and entertainment hub, is a must-see for tourists. There are bars, restaurants, nightclubs, a craft fair, as well as the city’s ground zero and the first synagogue in the Americas, Kahal Zur Israel, built in 1637 by Jews who came from Amsterdam to live in Recife. The state capital also stands out for its pioneering cinematography and for being the cradle of creative and entrepreneurial talents and every year the city of Recife becomes the stage for national cinema. The best Brazilian films of the season are screened at CINE PE and filmmakers who have made a name for themselves in national cinema are present, as well as young directors, producers, actors and actresses, a showcase of the seventh art that has already entered the national calendar.
Olinda’s Historic Site is a separate attraction for those thirsty for culture. One of the most important architectural ensembles in the country, Olinda has been awarded the title of World Cultural Heritage by Unesco and the first Brazilian capital of culture. The old houses and charming hillsides add to the charm of the city, which is also the stage for one of Brazil’s most popular festivals: Carnival.
Agreste Pernambuco is an extreme sports paradise. Bonito, with eight waterfalls ranging from 2 to 30 metres high, offers adventurers breathtaking trails, tree climbing, trekking and rappelling. Formed by the waters of the Verdinho River and Águas Vermelhas stream, the waterfalls of Bonito make up one of the most beautiful landscapes in the state.
Also in the agreste of Pernambuco, one of the attractions is the climate. The town of Gravatá, 80 km from Recife, is at an altitude of 447 metres. In June and July, the low temperatures, the activities that characterise country life and the local cuisine attract thousands of visitors. In the higher-altitude towns on the so-called Borborema Plateau, the cold has inspired cultural events such as the Garanhuns Winter Festival. The municipality, 230 kilometres from Recife, has hosted one of the largest music festivals in the state for over twenty years.
The state’s hinterland also has a site with a distinctive climate. At an altitude of 1,004 metres is the town of Triunfo, the highest in Pernambuco, where every year the Student Festival takes place, with theatre and dance groups, and the Film Festival, at the Cine Teatro Guarany, a building listed as a historical heritage site.
Pernambuco also has the Caruaru Fair, the largest open-air fair in the world, considered an intangible heritage of Brazil by IPHAN; the Nova Jerusalem Theatre, the largest open-air theatre in the world where the Passion of Christ is staged every year; the Serra do Catimbau National Park, between Agreste and Sertão Pernambuco, formed by a complex of mountains, valleys and sedimentary rocks, spread over 90,000 hectares, which impresses with its grandeur and primitivism; the Serra Negra, in Bezerros, situated at an altitude of 960 metres with a temperature of up to 9º C, surrounded by an ecological reserve, which makes its beauty a postcard setting; the São Francisco Valley, with its dozens of wineries, an ideal place for lovers of good wine.
Pernambuco is always with open arms to welcome tourists. In addition to its natural wealth, it has a modern and qualified hotel network. Not to mention the unrivalled hospitality of the people of Pernambuco.
The name of the city Serra Talhada in the hinterland of Pernambuco comes from the great mountain range that rises to the north and ends abruptly, in a dry cut – a butcher’s shop. The municipality of Serra Talhada, located 430 kilometers from Recife on the BR-232 highway, proudly cultivates […]
Triunfo in Pernambuco had a few years of economic exuberance – lived mainly during the 1920s – were enough for the city to earn the title of “Princess of the Sertão”. The elite of Triunfo, 450 kilometers from Recife, declined along with the sugar cane and coffee plantations, but left […]
The Monastery of São Bento (Monastery of St Benedict) is located on top of a hill, in the Historic Site of Olinda, with an exuberant natural landscape surrounding it. The proximity to the sea and the strategic position in relation to the Portuguese urban design allows the visitor a picturesque […]
The architectural complex formed by the Church of Our Lady of Grace (Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Graça) and the former Seminary is located at the highest point of the Historic Site of Olinda, with lush vegetation composed of fruit trees and palm trees. From there you have one of […]
The Campo das Princesas Palace was built in 1841 in neoclassical style, but over time it was rebuilt and expanded in eclectic style. In 1859 it received a pompous decoration to host Emperor D. Pedro II and his family – the current name of the Palace comes from that time […]
The city of Olinda-PE is recognised for its history, natural beauty, cultural heritage, whether through the colonial architecture of its churches and mansions or its cultural manifestations. The year 1932 marks the beginning of the use of giant dolls in the Olindense carnival, through the calunga, by the Clube de […]
The Cathedral of Olinda (Catedral da Sé de Olinda), also known as the Church of Saint Saviour of the World, is located in the Historic Site of Olinda, occupying a prominent position in the city’s landscape. In addition to being the first religious building constructed by the Portuguese on their […]
Although they were present in Brazil since the first Portuguese expeditions, the Franciscans would only settle here in a fixed way several decades later. In this respect, the Franciscan Convent of Olinda is considered the oldest establishment of the disciples of St Francis in Brazilian lands, the cradle of the […]
The city of Pedro II in Piauí is a Piauiense treasure located in the Serra dos Matões and has a variety of options for tourists. For its 600 metres above sea level, it has mild temperatures throughout the year. In addition, the precious stone Opal was discovered in Pedro II […]
The city of Igarassu is located in the state of Pernambuco, 27 km away from Recife, the state capital, as well as close to João Pessoa, the capital of Paraíba, just 90 km away. Located on the north coast of the state, Igarassu is part of the metropolitan region of […]
The sugar mills in the vicinity of Porto de Galinhas PE date back to the time of colonial Brazil. The historical origin and the social and economic development of the state of Pernambuco are strongly linked to the sugar agro-industry, which, after four centuries of apogee, left as a legacy […]
More than a multitude of exuberant scenarios are in Piauí lands, such as Delta do Parnaíba, Sete Cidades National Park, Capadócia Piauiense, Oeiras, Serra da Capivara, Poti River Canyon and the capital Teresina. Kitesurfing, for example, boosts tourism on the beaches of Piauí. In just 66 km, many beauties are […]
The Serra das Confusões National Park is located in the south-western region of the state of Piauí, more specifically in the upper middle reaches of the Gurgueia river. In addition, its gateway is located in the city of Caracol. To get to the municipality, you need to take the BR-116 […]
Luís Correia is a municipality of northeastern Brazil, located in the north of the state of Piauí. It is one of the four coastal municipalities of Piauí, and also one of the most visited by tourists and bathers throughout the year. On weekends, many residents of Teresina hit the road to Luís Correia, which is […]
More than just expressions of faith, Pernambuco’s churches have kept traces of our history and culture since the 16th century. The oldest religious buildings in Pernambuco date back to the 16th century. They were built between 1526 and 1580. The first Brazilian church, located on Itamaracá Island, is the Church […]