GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Olinda is a colonial town on Brazil’s northeast coast, near the city of Recife. Founded in 1535 by the Portuguese, it’s built on steep hillsides and distinguished by its 18th-century architecture, baroque churches, convents, monasteries and brightly painted houses. Originally a center for the sugarcane industry, it’s now known as an artists’ colony, with many galleries, workshops and museums.

FABIO'S REVIEW

Green-Visiting

A lovely little town (UNESCO heritage) with many colonial buildings, churches, art galleries, museums, giant carnival puppets etc. Definitely worth a visit if you live in Recife.

LOCATIONS EXPERIENCED

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ALTO DA SÉ

Da Sé Alto is a region of Olinda with numerous sights - such as the Panoramic Elevator and the Church of the Cathedral - as well as small shops and stalls that sell handicrafts. It is a cool place to find crafts, pictures, souvenirs etc.

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BIBLIOTECA PÚBLICA DE OLINDA

The Olinda Public Library is a library located in the city of Olinda, Pernambuco. It has a collection of 22 thousand volumes and is located in the neighborhood of Carmo. It was created by decree of Dom Pedro I in 1830, when the city was still capital of the state. It was the first public library in Pernambuco and the 5th to be established in Brazil.

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CATEDRAL ALTO DA SÉ

The Sé Cathedral of Olinda or Sé de Olinda is a Catholic church located in Olinda , in the state of Pernambuco. It is the Archdiocese of Olinda and Recife.

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GIANTS CARNIVAL DOLLS OF OLINDA

Olinda is a city traditionally known for its street carnival, and the giant dolls are the stand-out attraction of the Olinda Carnival.

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IGREJA DO CARMO

The Church of Our Lady of Caramel of the Old Convent of St. Antônio do Carmo de Olinda, popularly known as the Carmelite Church of Olinda, is a Catholic temple in the city of Olinda, in Pernambuco, Brazil. It is the first temple of the Order of the Carmelites in the Americas.

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MOSTEIRO DE SAO BENTO

The Basilica and Monastery of St. Benedict is an important Catholic architectural complex built in Baroque style located in Olinda, Pernambuco, Brazil.

Fabio's LifeTour - Brazil (2015 April-June and October) - Olinda - other pictures of Olinda historical center - 6965 cover

HISTORICAL CENTER

The historic downtown area (UNESCO World Heritage Site) is linked to the sugar-cane industry. Olinda's historical center has colonial buildings, gardens, 20 Baroque churches, convents and numerous small passos (chapels).

ALTO DA SÉ

Fabio's LifeTour - Brazil (2015 April-June and October) - Olinda - Alto Da Sé - 6868 cover

Da Sé Alto is a region of Olinda with numerous sights - such as the Panoramic Elevator and the Church of the Cathedral - as well as small shops and stalls that sell handicrafts. It is a cool place to find crafts, pictures, souvenirs etc.

BIBLIOTECA PÚBLICA DE OLINDA

Fabio's LifeTour - Brazil (2015 April-June and October) - Olinda - Biblioteca Pública de Olinda - 2171 cover

The Olinda Public Library is a library located in the city of Olinda, Pernambuco. It has a collection of 22 thousand volumes and is located in the neighborhood of Carmo. It was created by decree of Dom Pedro I in 1830, when the city was still capital of the state. It was the first public library in Pernambuco and the 5th to be established in Brazil.

CATEDRAL ALTO DA SÉ

Fabio's LifeTour - Brazil (2015 April-June and October) - Olinda - Catedral Alto da Sé - 4618 cover

The Sé Cathedral of Olinda or Sé de Olinda is a Catholic church located in Olinda , in the state of Pernambuco. It is the Archdiocese of Olinda and Recife.

GIANTS CARNIVAL DOLLS OF OLINDA

Fabio's LifeTour - Brazil (2015 April-June and October) - Olinda - Giants Carnival Dolls of Olinda - 7845 cover

Olinda is a city traditionally known for its street carnival, and the giant dolls are the stand-out attraction of the Olinda Carnival.

IGREJA DO CARMO

Fabio's LifeTour - Brazil (2015 April-June and October) - Olinda - Igreja do Carmo - 2826 cover

The Church of Our Lady of Caramel of the Old Convent of St. Antônio do Carmo de Olinda, popularly known as the Carmelite Church of Olinda, is a Catholic temple in the city of Olinda, in Pernambuco, Brazil. It is the first temple of the Order of the Carmelites in the Americas.

MOSTEIRO DE SAO BENTO

Fabio's LifeTour - Brazil (2015 April-June and October) - Olinda - Mosteiro de S¦o Bento - 8561 cover

The Basilica and Monastery of St. Benedict is an important Catholic architectural complex built in Baroque style located in Olinda, Pernambuco, Brazil.

HISTORICAL CENTER

Fabio's LifeTour - Brazil (2015 April-June and October) - Olinda - other pictures of Olinda historical center - 6965 cover

The historic downtown area (UNESCO World Heritage Site) is linked to the sugar-cane industry. Olinda's historical center has colonial buildings, gardens, 20 Baroque churches, convents and numerous small passos (chapels).

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