Take a walk arould the World Heritage Site, its coloured houses and ancient churches
Olinda is a colonial city right next to the modern city of Recife. Founded in 1535 by the Portuguese, it was built along a few hills. The place is distinguished by its 18th-century architecture, baroque churches, convents, monasteries and cobblestone streets with coloured houses. Originally Olinda was a center of the sugarcane industry, now is known as an artists' colony, with many galleries, workshops and museums. And this is the place where we'll walk around and get to know.
We will take a car and go directly to Olinda's World Heritage Site. Starting at Carmo Square we can visit many historical places, like the Church of Our Lady Of Mount Carmel of Olinda, the Franciscan Convent, the Sé Cathedral, also take the panoramic elevator for a better and higher view of Olinda and Recife and then take a look at the many art shops of Alto da Sé. After shopping, we will down on Mercy's Slope, pass through the Four Corners of Olinda and visit the Ribeira Market on our way to Saint Benedict's Monastery.
But actually the itinerary can be changed at all times, depending on what you prefer to do and where you prefer to go.
NOTE: on Mondays some museums and cultural places may not be open for visitation.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
Duration: 4 hours 30 min.
Taxi, Uber or private car with AC, from picking up point until Olinda, and back. For bigger groups (more than 3) is possibble to adjust the vehicle and transportation - price may change.
- Guiding Services
- Private Transportation
Estimated Local Cash Needed
50 Real - Museums and churches tickets are not included, but usually the access is not expensive or non existant.
Maybe you will also want to try the famous Tapioca or buy some souvenirs...
- Personal Expenses
- Food, Drinks, Snacks
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Excellent tour and a lovely guide! He really made an effort to show us the real Olinda and we had local food and drink en route. I gave five stars but it didnt register it, certainly five star