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Alto da Sé

Alto da Sé Review

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.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Ladeira da Sé, Carmo Olinda, Olinda, 53120-101
  • Location: Olinda
Updated: 06-24-2013

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