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Recife

Recife Recife formerly Pernambuco Port and city (pop., 2002 est.: city, 1,449,100; metro. area, 3,425,400), northeastern Brazil. Founded by the Portuguese in the first half of the 16th century it was raided and sacked by British privateers in 1595. It was later occupied by the Dutch (1630-54). It has been called the Venice of Brazil because it is crossed by waterways, and areas of the city are linked by numerous bridges. Situated at the confluence of the Capibaribe and Beberibe rivers, near Point Plata, the easternmost point of South America, it is one of die leading ports of Brazil, with extensive modern port facilities. It is an educational and cultural centre, with several universities and theatres.

Recife, capital of Pernambuco state, is a sprawling, growing city of 1.4 million but it has an interesting old city. Unless you want to be right on the beach, Recife's beautiful old sister city Olinda is a better place to stay. Recife developed in the 17th century as the port for the rich sugar plantations around Olinda, but outgrew Olinda.

Places to Visit

Casa da Cultura
Olaria de Brennand
Museo do Humemdo Nordeste
Igreja de Ordem Terceira de Sao Francisco
Capela Dourada
Forte das Cinco Pontas
Museu da Cidade
Recife Antigo
Boa Viagem Beach

Places to Stay

Brasil Hotel
Hotel Parque 13 de Maio
Hotel Nassau
Hotel Central
Hotel Portal de Arrecifes
Albergue de Juventude Maracatus de Recife

Recife Hotels

Comfort Hotel Ilha Do Leite - Rua Sport Club Do Recife 75, Recife, 50070 450
Best Western Manibu - Av Conselheiro Aguiar 919, Recife, 51011 031
Internacional Palace - Av Boa Viagem 3722, Recife +55 (0) 813 267 225
Recife Palace - Av Boa Viagem 4070, Recife +55 (0) 813 254 044
Atlante Plaza Hotel - Av Boa Viagem 5426, Recife
Best Western Manibu - Avenue Conselheiro Aguiar 919, Recife +55 (0) 814 652 811
Mar Hotel - Rua Barao De Souza Leao 451, Recife, 51030 +55 (0) 814 624 444
Casa Da Praia - Avenida Beira Mar 1168, Recife +55 (0) 814 611 414
Praia Othon - Av Boa Viagem 9, Recife +55 (0) 814 653 722
Recife Monte Hotel - Av Dos Navegantes 363, Recife +55 (0) 814 657 422
Vila Rica Ideale Hotel - Boa Viagem 4308, Recife +55 (0) 814 658 111
Sheraton Recife Hotel - Avenue Bernardo Vieira De Melo, Recife +55 (0) 814 681 288
Marolinda Hotel - Avenida Conselheiro Aguiar, Recife +55 (0) 813 255 200
Novotel Recife-chaves - Avenida Bernardo Vieira De Melo 694, Recife +55 (0) 814 622 287
Casa Grande and Senzala - Avenue Cons Aguilar 5000, Recife +55 (0) 813 410 366
Quatro De Outubro Hotel - Rua Floriano Peixoto, Recife +55 (0) 812 244 609

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