Olinda in Pernambuco

Olinda is one of Brazil’s most important historical cities, with its valuable colonial houses and one of the liveliest Carnival festivals in the country.

An obligatory itinerary for national and foreign tourists, Olinda receives hundreds of visitors daily, who climb up and down its steep slopes and walk through its narrow streets in search of the exuberant nature and the four-century architecture, which ensured it the title of Cultural Heritage of Humanity, granted by Unesco in 1982.

The novelty is that today, in addition to its past of libertarian struggles, colonial houses and beautiful landscape, Olinda offers visitors a network of good restaurants, bars and hotels and is already beginning to establish itself as a new gastronomic centre of the Metropolitan Region of Recife, attracting both tourists and residents of the surrounding cities.

Another important aspect of Olinda’s tourist profile is the cultural vitality that the city usually shows. There are countless events promoted by the municipal administration or by independent cultural producers, creating a festive atmosphere in the city that lasts all year round.

Olinda has an incredible vocation for contemplative leisure. Whether from the top of its hills, or from the promenades of the seafront, the landscapes that unfold do justice to what the poet Carlos Pena Filho sang in his poem “Olinda”. Pena Filho says:

In addition, Olinda offers the visitor the opportunity to see works by internationally renowned plastic artists, such as João Câmara, Tereza Costa Rego, Guita Charifker and other anonymous artisans, scattered in the 71 ateliers that exist in the city.

Popular artists also have their place in Olinda. They are part of hundreds of carnival groups, which make up the other side of the coin of Olinda, which is deeply religious and annually becomes the capital of the largest pagan festival in the world, Carnival.


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