Best Things To Do in Olinda
Local Recommendations from our My Guide Recife team
Enjoy the Brazilian sun, sea and surf culture on the region's superb world-class beaches and visit the rich 500 year history since Brazil's earliest days right here. Diverse museums, art galleries, tours, diving, old cities, walks, even a castle.
Pernambuco, and its capital Recife, has some of the richest and most diverse cultural, musical and dance attractions in Brazil. The locals are rightly proud of their history and arts reaching right back to the colonial 16th century, both the Portuguese and Dutch influences, and the influx of Europeans, Africans and Asians into Brazil over the last five centuries. The resulting cultural and human diversity has produced some unique treasures in Pernambuco's music and dance and the popular festivities held throughout the year, notably Carnival, Easter and São João - through like true Brazilians, they manage to celebrate these all year round in many different cities.