Recife is the Brazilian Venice and has great historical and cultural riches such as churches, forts, theatres, basilicas and a rich architecture, as well as beautiful urban beaches and carnival.

Still in the Metropolitan Region, 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, the Kahal Zur Israel, built in 1637 by Jews who came from Amsterdam to live in Recife.

The capital of the State of Pernambuco 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.


Basílica de Nossa Senhora da Penha in Recife

Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Penha nestled in the heart of Recife’s commercial centre, the history of the Basilica of Penha dates back to the times of the Hereditary Captaincies, when Count Dutch Maurício de Nassau, then governor, welcomed the first French Capuchin missionaries to Pernambuco in 1642. Later, the […]


Basílica de Nossa Senhora do Carmo

The Basilica Nossa Senhora do Carmo is a Catholic architectural complex belonging to the Carmelite Order, located in Recife. After the expulsion of the Dutch from Pernambuco, the authorities were reluctant to build a Carmelite convent in Recife – they preferred to concentrate their efforts on remodelling the convent in […]