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Olinda

Country
Brazil
State
Amazonas - Brazil
City
Olinda
Type of Location
Multiple
About Location

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Places to Visit
How to Reach

By Bus

Olinda is approximately 7km from the center of Recife, with plenty of local buses runnning in between.

Key places to visit
Churches, Church of Alto da Se, Museum of Sacred Art, Museum of Contemporary Art of Pernambuco, Museum of Olinda


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Places to Visit
  • Churches - Mosteiro de São Bento (1582) and Convento de São Francisco (1585) are very important buildings of baroque Brazil.
  • Church of Alto da Se. Central square. Also known as Church of São Salvador do Mundo, this was the first church built in Brazil. It was built in 1540 and was briefly a protestant church during the Dutch occupation in the 17th century. Mo-Fr, 8AM-5PM. Free entrance.
  • Museum of Sacred Art, 726, Rua Bispo Coutinho. Former house of the senate, nowadays is a rich exhibition of religious art with pieces dating back to the 16th century. From Tue-Mon, 8AM-6PM. R$ 1.00.
  • Museum of Contemporary Art of Pernambuco, Rua 13 de Maio, Carmo. Phone (81) 3429-2587. Open Tuesday to Friday, from 8:30am to 12:30pm; Saturdays from 9am until noon; Sundays from 2 to 5pm.
  • Museum of Olinda, 128, Rua do Amparo. Displays colonial furniture and pictures. Free entrance.
Right Time to Visit

January - March
October - December

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