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Brazil travel: Recife

Recife has about 1.6 million inhabitants and is the main port city in northeastern Brazil. Due to the numerous bridges, the state capital of Pernambuco is called the “Venice of the North East”. Recife is a city that combines modern skyscrapers and buildings from the colonial era. Here, lovers of architecture and people interested in culture alike will be in paradise. There are numerous shows of folk groups and samba schools that perform after sunset on the “Patio de Sao Pedro”, where you can get a true taste of the Brazilian flair. The street carnival is one of the largest in the country and is very meaningful to the people of the city. In addition to countless churches and some museums, Recife is known for its festivities. Another major attraction is the Casa da Cultura, a former prison, which now houses more than 150 arts and crafts centres. The “Mueseu do Acucar” (Sugar Museum) describes both the history and the production of sugar, which plays a significant role in the region. The old town of the metropolis is also worth seeing. Admirers of sacred art should definitely pay a visit and marvel at the 62 churches in all their great detail. Recife maintains warm to hot temperatures throughout the year. In the Brazilian summer (December to February) you can expect temperatures from 23 to 30 degrees Celsius. If this is too hot for you, and you’d prefer a cooler holiday, the winter is a good alternative. From June to August temperatures are on average around 21 to 27 degrees. However, this is also the time of the most rainfall.

Brazil Map Recife

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