The Northeast Sights

Catedral de São Pedro dos Clérigos

  • Rua Patio de São Pedro
  • São José
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Published 06/18/2015

Fodor's Review

The facade of this cathedral, which was built in 1728, showcases fine wooden sculptures and a splendid trompe-l'oeil ceiling. The square surrounding the cathedral is lined with many restaurants, shops, and bars, and is a hangout for local artists, who often read their poetry or perform music, particularly on Tuesday evening. The square is a focal point during Carnival and the Festa Junina, a lively pagan festival that takes place nationwide through the month of June.

Sight Information


Rua Patio de São Pedro, Recife, 50020-220, Brazil



Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Tues.–Fri. 8–11 and 2–4, Sat. 8–10:30

Published 06/18/2015


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