Things to see and do - Olinda
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Unmissable tourist sites
Olinda Travel guide
Olinda : Michelin's recommendations
A few miles north of Recife lies Olinda, a splendid city founded by the Portuguese in the first half of the 16C. Its architectural and cultural wealth sets it apart and it has been made a UNESCO World Heritage City. One could wander endlessly around its famous "seven hills", following its steep little streets at random, and taking in the splendours of this timeless city. The green of the vegetation, the blue of the ocean and the white of the churches and convents form a seamlessly harmonious whole.
Tourist attractions Olinda : Things to see and do
R. de São-Francisco 280
Colonial times are characterised by the remarkable religious buildings whose splendour is reminiscent of such edifices in Portugal, Italy or Spain. The Franciscans were no exception and their Convento de São Francisco, the first in Brazil, boasts sum..
R. de São-Bento
The Monastery de São Bento (late 16C) has undergone a series of transformations. Its church (1761) houses a majestic sculpted altar (1779), masterpiece of Brazilian Baroque. In 2002, this 12t piece was dismantled to be exhibited at the Guggenheim Mus..
With its bars, restaurants and artists' studios, Rua do Amparo is where Olinda's cultural scene and nightlife are concentrated; its gorgeous row of colourful houses is also worth a look. With its Moorish style, one of them (no 28; 18C) stands out fro..
Av. Ministro Marcos Freire BR - Olinda PE 53030-000
Hotel 5 Sois offers accommodation in front of Casa Caiada Beach and its boardwalk, only 2 km from Olinda’s historic centre. It features children and adult pools, private parking and free Wi-Fi. All rooms boast colourful décor and come with air condi..
Av. Ministro Marcos Freire, 681 - Bairro Novo BR - Olinda PE 53030-000
Costeiro is just a 15-minute walk from Olinda historical town, which was named a world heritage by UNESCO. The hotel offers a swimming pool in its courtyard with ocean views. All rooms are air-conditioned and come equipped with a minibar and a flat-..
Ladeira de São Francisco, 307 BR - Olinda PE 53120-070
Set in a beautiful park next to Olinda´s São Francisco Convent, this hotel features a colonial museum and modern rooms. Free Wi-Fi, free parking and a large pool are available. Hotel 7 Colinas has rooms providing a balcony with hammock and nice gard..