Brazil travel: Olinda
Olinda, which means “Oh how beautiful“ in english, is one of the oldest cities in Brazil. It was founded in 1535 and holds 370.000 inhabitants. In 1982, the site of UNESCO was put on the list of World Heritage Sites because of its 500-year long history. As today´s neighbouring Recife, was still a small fishing village, the culture of Olinda in the 17th century was already in full bloom. Through the influences of Indigenous, Dutch, Portuguese and Africans, it is considered one of the richest in the country. During your trip to Brazil, stroll through the picturesque, steep, cobblestone streets where colourful colonial buildings line up together. Enjoy the hustle and bustle of dancers, artisans, puppeteers and musicians. The city proudly presents 33 Churches and a dome. Make sure you do not miss the opportunity to see the Benedictine Monastery “Mosteiro do Sao Bento”, which dates all the way back to the 16th century. With beautiful decorations and paintings, it is one of the highlights of the late baroque buildings in Brazil. The temperature fluctuates during the day all year round from 27 to 31 degrees Celsius. The climate is very pleasant despite the high temperatures, as the coast provides a light breeze that blows from the Atlantic. Due to its coastal location Olinda is always a perfect destination for extensive sunbathing. The rainy season begins in March and lasts about four months. For the best times to visit, we recommend the dry season from August to January.
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