Praça do Arsenal da Marinha (Navy Arsenal Square) - Recife
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Directions to Praça do Arsenal da Marinha (Navy Arsenal Square)
The real name is Arthur Oscar Square, homage to the general who commanded the fourth and last expedition against the Village of Straws.
In the mid-square, one can find the bronze bust of admiral Tamandaré, who fought in Paraguay War and is the Patron of the Brazilian Navy.
In the last battle fought in this square the rebel Antonio Conselheiro and his followers were slaughtered.
It is surrounded by the port captaincy, the Malakoff tower, the tourist information stand and by beautiful imperial palm trees. It's main attraction is the Malakoff Tower, built in the 1850's and today works as a cultural space.
After the renovation of Old Recife 1990s, the site became a meeting place, an entertainment center for families. The park has around bars and restaurants for those who want to see the afternoon or spend the night falls.
The pre-carnival is filled with performances, rehearsals and workshops in this courtyard.
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