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 […]
The Sertão region of Pernambuco has great historical and cultural potential, such as Lampião and Cangaço, as well as the cities of Petrolina, Serra Talhada and Triunfo.
The state’s hinterland also has a distinctive climate. At an altitude of 1,004 metres is the city 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 heritage-listed building.
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 scenery; the São Francisco Valley, with its dozens of wineries, an ideal place for lovers of good wine.
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 […]
Catimbau National Park, also known as Vale do Catimbau, is a Brazilian national park in the state of Pernambuco. The main reason for Catimbau National Park’s fame is a wall, called Archaeological Site of the Headless Men. According to scholars, these cave paintings were made about seven thousand years ago […]
Petrolina is a Brazilian municipality in the interior of the state of Pernambuco. The São Francisco River is the main postcard of the city, it brings life to the city of Petrolina, through its waters the city fertilized its lands and began to produce several varieties of fruit, the main […]
Pernambuco’s Sertão and São Francisco are the largest regions of Pernambuco, occupying 70% of Pernambuco’s territory. The Sertão is divided into six micro-regions: Araripina, Salgueiro, Pajeú, Moxotó, Petrolina and Itaparica (we will see below). In general, its economy is based on livestock and subsistence crops. The Sertão is the region […]