GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Recife Antigo is the historical section of central Recife, Brazil. It is located on the Island of Recife, near the Recife harbor.

FABIO'S REVIEW

Green-Visiting

Recife Antigo is the only interesting part of the city, worth an afternoon stroll to see the Portuguese colonial buildings and churches. On the waterfront side, check out also the Brennand sculpture park, not historical but certainly interesting.

LOCATIONS EXPERIENCED

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IGREJA DA MADRE DE DEUS

Madre de Deus Church is a Roman Catholic religious temple in the city of Recife, capital of Pernambuco, Brazil. It is located on Madre de Deus street, next to Paço Alfândega.

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HISTORICAL CENTER

Recife Antigo (Old Recife) is the historical section of central Recife, consisting of the initial Portuguese settlement in the 16th century around the port. Sugar cane production from Pernambuco was delivered to Portugal through Recife's port. The first Synagogue built in the Americas, the Kahal Zur Israel Synagogue, is located in Recife Antigo, on Street of the Jews.

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PARQUE DE ESCULTURAS FRANCISCO BRENNAND

The Sculpture Park Francisco Brennand is a park built on a reef in front of the Marco Zero of Recife: it was built in the year 2000 as a commemorative landmark of the city of Recife for the 500 years of the Discovery of Brazil . There are 90 works by the sculptor and plastic artist Francisco Brennand from Pernambuco; the main work in the complex being the Crystal Column, 32-meter high and made of clay and bronze, popularly known as "Picão of the Brennand" because of its phallic form.

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PERNAMBUCO HOUSE OF CULTURE (FORMER PRISON)

The Pernambuco House of Culture building is shaped as a cross, with three floors and converging into a central hall topped with metallic dome: it was built as a prison, inaugurated on April 14, 1976. Today, its old cells are occupied by craft shops, a bookstore and coffee shops. It is a space for concerts and regional folkloric representations, and also houses the Museum of Frevo.

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PRAÇA DA REPÚBLICA

The Republic Square is a major square located in the district of St. Anthony, in Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil. It is located in the extreme north of the district, in the Island of Antônio Vaz.

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SINAGOGA KAHAL

Kahal Zur Israel is located in Recife, Brazil, and was the first Jewish congregation in the New World. It was established by Spanish/Portuguese Jews that had taken refuge in the Netherlands fleeing forced conversion, and were joined by New Christians who were already living in the colony. There is now a museum on this site of the oldest synagogue site in the Americas.

IGREJA DA MADRE DE DEUS

Fabio's LifeTour - Brazil (2015 April-June and October) - Recife - Recife Antigo - Igreja da Madre de Deus - 5088 cover

Madre de Deus Church is a Roman Catholic religious temple in the city of Recife, capital of Pernambuco, Brazil. It is located on Madre de Deus street, next to Paço Alfândega.

HISTORICAL CENTER

Fabio's LifeTour - Brazil (2015 April-June and October) - Recife - Recife Antigo - Other pictures historical center - 6832 cover

Recife Antigo (Old Recife) is the historical section of central Recife, consisting of the initial Portuguese settlement in the 16th century around the port. Sugar cane production from Pernambuco was delivered to Portugal through Recife's port. The first Synagogue built in the Americas, the Kahal Zur Israel Synagogue, is located in Recife Antigo, on Street of the Jews.

PARQUE DE ESCULTURAS FRANCISCO BRENNAND

Fabio's LifeTour - Brazil (2015 April-June and October) - Recife - Recife Antigo - Parque de Esculturas Francisco Brennand - 3410 cover

The Sculpture Park Francisco Brennand is a park built on a reef in front of the Marco Zero of Recife: it was built in the year 2000 as a commemorative landmark of the city of Recife for the 500 years of the Discovery of Brazil . There are 90 works by the sculptor and plastic artist Francisco Brennand from Pernambuco; the main work in the complex being the Crystal Column, 32-meter high and made of clay and bronze, popularly known as "Picão of the Brennand" because of its phallic form.

PERNAMBUCO HOUSE OF CULTURE (FORMER PRISON)

Fabio's LifeTour - Brazil (2015 April-June and October) - Recife - Recife Antigo - Pernambuco House of Culture (former prison) -cover

The Pernambuco House of Culture building is shaped as a cross, with three floors and converging into a central hall topped with metallic dome: it was built as a prison, inaugurated on April 14, 1976. Today, its old cells are occupied by craft shops, a bookstore and coffee shops. It is a space for concerts and regional folkloric representations, and also houses the Museum of Frevo.

PRAÇA DA REPÚBLICA

Fabio's LifeTour - Brazil (2015 April-June and October) - Recife - Recife Antigo - Praça da República - 6085 cover

The Republic Square is a major square located in the district of St. Anthony, in Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil. It is located in the extreme north of the district, in the Island of Antônio Vaz.

SINAGOGA KAHAL

Fabio's LifeTour - Brazil (2015 April-June and October) - Recife - Recife Antigo - Sinagoga Kahal - 4277 cover

Kahal Zur Israel is located in Recife, Brazil, and was the first Jewish congregation in the New World. It was established by Spanish/Portuguese Jews that had taken refuge in the Netherlands fleeing forced conversion, and were joined by New Christians who were already living in the colony. There is now a museum on this site of the oldest synagogue site in the Americas.

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