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Recife wins over its visitors' hearts with its multitude of attractions, making it a truly unique place. The city is a growing metropolis, which can be readily seen on a trip along Boã Viagem Beach or to the sophisticated commercial sectors. It is at the same time a place of historical and architectonic heritage, demonstrated by the several 17th and 18th Century constructions which are an inheritance from Portuguese and Dutch colonisers.

Pernambuco's capital also stands out for its modernity. It offers an excellent infrastructure for international business events, congresses, exhibitions and fairs.

The many river bridge crossings in Recife have earned it the title of ‘Venice of Brazil’.

Recife's street Carnival is considered one of the best and most joyous in Brazil, attracting multitudes of people. It starts on a Saturday with a Galo da Madrugada group parade and continues under the heat and hot February sun for three days to the rhythm of frevo and maracatu (typical Brazilian dances).

The warm waters and beaches in Recife are visited by tourists from around the world throughout the year and when you need to eat there is a choice of many excellent restaurants serving the best in typical and international cuisine.

For scuba diving lovers, the city offers some must see places for underwater adventure. Recife is noted as being on of the best places to visit for this activity with a graveyard of more than 30 shipwrecks to explore.

Recife's joyous Carnival is nationally known and admired, attracting thousands of people every year. The party starts a week before the official date, with electric trios “shaking” the Boa Viagem district.

On Friday, people take to the streets to enjoy themselves to the sound of frevo and to dance with maracatu, ciranda, caboclinhos, afoxé, reggae and manguebeat (cultural movement created in Recife during the 90’s) groups.

One of the highlights is Saturday when more than one million people follow the Galo da Madrugada group. From Sunday to Monday, there is the Night of the Silent Drums, on the Pátio do Terço, where Maracatus honour slaves that died in prisons.


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