Canals, rivers, bridges, one-way streets and its resemblance to European cities have led Recife to be known as the ‘Venice of Brazil’. Its many islands and mangroves give it its unique identity. Recife is considered as the cultural capital of Brazil as many famous poets, writers (Manuel Bandeira, João Cabral de Melo Neto), composers (Chico Science, Lenine) and players were born in this city. High buildings of present era and colonial structure give the city a mixed look.
Recife is the most important industrial, commercial and trading centre in the north eastern region, thanks to the motivation given by the Brazilian government.
The waterfront area in Recife is known to be residence to some of the first-rate restaurants and nightclubs in Brazil. The dance and music of ‘frevo’, typically played in the famous Brazilian carnival and Brazilian rock Mangue beat, have originated in Recife.
Whilst visiting Recife, you will not regret broadening your knowledge about its intriguing history, culture, traditions, festivals and crafts. In fact, during the Brazilian carnival, the city hosts one of the most genuine and authentic celebrations.