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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.

Sight Information

Address:

Ladeira da Sé, Olinda, 53120-101, Brazil

Updated 06/24/2013

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