Recife Pernambuco State

Recife and Olinda Sights (4 hours)

Compare the best of Recife's sights with a look at the hillside town of Olinda, the historic cradle of Brazilian culture.

Your exploration of Recife will begin aboard an air-conditioned motor coach. After journeying across graceful bridges, you'll then enter the splendid Golden Chapel that is part of the Convent and Church of Saint Anthony. Its intricate Baroque design, covered in gold leaf, makes it one of the most beautiful and historic examples of religious art in Brazil. The church also houses a variety of religious artifacts. Next, ride the famous Boa Viagem beachfront as you take a scenic drive along Brazil's northeast coast.

Later, you'll pass the imposing Governor's Mansion and St. Isabel Theater.
Paste-colored stuccoes houses and meticulously restored churches line the shady streets of your next destination, the 16th-century colonial town of Olinda. At Carmo Square, you'll leave your motor coach and board a minivan to traverse the narrow winding streets of this historical center.

Olinda's main square, the Alto da Sé lies on the crest of the town's highest hill. A remarkably well-preserved colonial city, founded in 1534, UNESCO has declared Olinda a world historical monument.
Once there, you'll leave the minivan to visit the Sé Cathedral. Following the visit, you will have a breathtaking views from Olinda and photo opportunity while complimentary coconut water is served.
From here, your tour proceeds on foot for around 30-minutes exploration on foot at the Alto da Sé. While walking, take a moment to peruse its colorful Portuguese tiles and woodcarvings on the old houses.

Return to your minivan and drive back to Carmo Square, where your motor coach awaits to return you to the ship.

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