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Things to do in Pernambuco

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The top 279 attractions in Pernambuco

Islands in Fernando de Noronha
Fernando de Noronha
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Fernando do Noronha was even visited by Charles Darwin in the 19th century! It's an ideal place for adventure tours especially things like diving and snorkeling. The waters are crystal clear and the visibility is perfect. It's definitely the most beautiful place in Brazil.
Beaches in Ipojuca
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Historical Monuments in Recife
Historic Centre of Recife
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Recife is the capital of Pernambuco. A city of contrasts, skyscrapers and wide avenues contrasting with beautiful colonial buildings. Called the "Venice of Brazil" because it has several canals and bridges over rivers and Capiberibe Beberibe. Said to resemble Amsterdam, since in the 17th century the city was controlled by the Dutch. The part I like is closest to the harbor and rivers, with rows of Portuguese colonial buildings on the banks. What I thought was a very safe city, I visited on a Sunday morning, and the colonial part was practically deserted, with dozens of homeless people sleeping in the streets and cars whizzing through the streets with unsavory characters inside. I recommend going on a weekday where everyday activity means tourists and visitors can go unnoticed.
Beaches in Tamandaré
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Museums in Recife
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Beaches in Recife
Beaches of the Coastal South of Pernambuco
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Pernambuco has some amazing beaches. In Tupi Indian language, Pernambuco means "where the sea bursts." It´s a small state located in the Northeast Brazilian region, north of Bahia and south of Natal. It´s a holiday destination that is very appreciated by the Spanish. The southern coast of Pernambuco is a succession of beaches - most of which are empty. The main tourist spot, the beach of ¨porto de Galinhas¨ is located 55 kilometers south of the state capital, Recife. From the town of Porto, there´s a series of incredibly beautiful beaches which include Maracaipe, Serrambi, Toquinho, Guadalupe and, especially beautiful, "Carneiros" which is the most impressive of all. Pernambuco is worth a visit.
Cities in Olinda
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Beaches in Recife
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Of Cultural Interest in Recife
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Nature Reserves in Fernando de Noronha
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Streets in Olinda
Olinda Street
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We found ourselves walking the streets of Olinda in Brazil, next to Recife city and although it was outside of the typical Brazilian Carnival time, we saw a unique tour of dolls that were following a boy.
Beaches in Fernando de Noronha
Baia Dos Porcos
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One of the most beautiful corners of Fernando de Noronha, a Brazilian island located 300 km from the South American continent, in the South Atlantic Ocean. Whatever time of year, this area teems with all kinds of marine life, including friendly dolphins, peaceful sharks, and fascinating sea turtles. A paradise for nature lovers.
Beaches in Ipojuca
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Beaches in Fernando de Noronha
Praia do Leão
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It always appears in the list of the most beautiful beaches in Brazil. The longest beach of the Fernando de Noronha archipelago, it is located in the southeast of the island. It is also the main spawning point of the local sea turtles, so it closes early during the spawning period. The beach appears wild, and is almost always deserted, so you'll feel like you're in paradise. Be careful, as you're right on the open sea. The name of the beach refers to the small island opposite, which some say looks like a reclining lion. You can go on a tour, but the best idea is rent a buggy and spend an hour or two enjoying this little taste of heaven. From the top, at the lookout point, you can take pictures of the beautiful beach.
Of Touristic Interest in Fernando de Noronha
Buraco da Raquel
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Near the beach and Tubares Caieira Museus, you can see the Buraco da Raquel, a rock shaped door that can be admired from above. Legend has it that Rachel was the daughter of a military commander who had romantic encounters there. Rachel also gave her name to an area of ​​the neighbouring national park. The region has a number of natural pools, where swimming is forbidden. The measure was taken because it is an area in which several species, such as lobsters, breed.
Historical Monuments in Recife
Recife Museum of the Train Central Station
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Recife Central Station was opened in 1888, and until 1972 took traveller to Limoeiro. Since then it's been the Train Museum of Recife, with old locomotives houses and expository material related to trains. I spent a good time looking at old photos, train drivers' uniforms, lighting and communication systems, maintenance equipment, and diesel locomotives, electric and steam. As in Principe Pio in Madrid, part of the station is used by the Metro.
Beaches in Ipojuca
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Beaches in Tamandaré
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