Olinda

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About Olinda

Olinda is a municipality in the Brazilian state of Pernambuco. It is located in the Metropolitan Region of Recife, and has a population of 375 559 inhabitants. It is one of the best preserved colonial cities in Brazil. It was the second Brazilian city to be declared a Historical and Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO in 1982, after Ouro Preto.

Listed as World Cultural Heritage, Olinda charm makes your business card. With beautiful buildings, gazebos and art galleries, surprising visitors also simple ways - sunset worthy of applause, Masses sung by monks and nuns, parades blocks maracatu in full Sunday afternoon.

The pace, in fact, along with the iceberg, predominates in the Carnival city, one of the busiest in the country, characterized by giant puppets. The bucolic stretches even the bars and restaurants that make the street from Amparo, the cultural center of Olinda.

Around the city, the natural beauty is the hallmark. To the North or to the South, in a radius of a hundred miles, destinations like Cabo de Santo Agostinho, Porto de Galinhas and Maria Farinha invite tours that can be done in a day. In the script, beaches for all tastes and styles.

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