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The Northeast Sights

Alto da Sé

  • Ladeira da Sé
  • Carmo Olinda
  • Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

Updated 06/24/2013

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This is the most scenic spot for soaking up Olinda's views of Recife and the ocean, particularly during sunset. It's also a good place to see some historic churches as well as to sample Bahia-style acaraje (black-eyed pea fritters) and Pernambuco's famous tapioca cakes. Make sure you try the cartola, a heavenly combination of fried cheese, banana, cinammon, and condensced milk. Have a seat at one of the outdoor tables here, or browse in the shops that sell

handicrafts—including lace—and paintings. To get here, just walk up on Ladeira da Sé.

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Address:

Ladeira da Sé, Olinda, 53120-101, Brazil

Updated 06/24/2013

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