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Recife is the fifth largest metropolitan area in Brazil, the largest metropolitan area in the North / Northeast Regions, the fifth largest metropolitan area in Brazil, and the largest metropolitan area in the Americas. city ​​and capital of the state of Pernambuco.
Recife is located where the Beberibe River meets the Capibaribe River that flows into the Atlantic Ocean.
It is an important port in the Atlantic Ocean. Its name is an allusion to the stone reefs that are present by the edges of the city.
The many rivers, small islands and more than 50 bridges that are in the center of the city Recife characterize its geography and gives it the nickname of "Brazilian Venice".
 The city has quiet squares, a large number of impressive churches.
North of downtown are some nice leafy suburbs, dotted with museums and parks, and to the south is the trendy seaside neighborhood of BoaViagem.
Other beaches are within walking distance, and there is also all the nightlife.
The city of Recife has recently attracted many tourists who come to explore rich cultural roots of Recife and its beautiful beaches.
Beaches! One of the best is Boa Viagem, a high-level area where you can find most restaurants and nightclubs.
A walk through the old town from the Republic Square to the impressive 19th century Santa Isabel Theater, and then to the Cathedral of St. Peter of the Clergy.
Walk through the local arts and crafts and handwork, including a special section for the loop, through the colorful St. Joseph Market (Mercado de São João) to end the walk in the Basilica of Our Lady of Penha.
Watch a football game. Recife is great football club!
Shop at the Shopping Center in Recife, the second largest shopping center in Brazil.
Take a tour of the Casa de Cultura. Formerly a prison, the buildings now house craft and souvenir shops, and are the venue for music and dance.
Brennand pottery is a ceramic factory, with an area of ​​thousands of display pieces.
Museum of the Northwest Homen exhibits anthropological and popular art, and is considered the best museum in Recife.
Olinda is the reason many visitors travel to Recife. Olinda is a living museum, a UNESCO heritage city, and considered the origin of all Brazilian culture of the 16th century.
Carnival! Two months before the actual date, rehearsals begin, and the blocks, or carnival or group section, attract hundreds of observers. The main dance is frevo, an emotionally energetic experience. In Olinda, everyone participates.
In Olinda the Festival Folclore Nordestino, at the end of August, is one of the highlights of the dance and music of the entire northeast region.
There are more high quality restaurants here than in any other city in Brazil north of Rio de Janeiro.
Pernambuco has a multicultural cuisine, with African and Indian influences, among others. The national dish is Feijoada, but not very popular in Recife. It is a bean stew, pork and beef, and served with rice and Farofa.
The seafood is exotic and delicious.
The regional food has some peculiarities, like Meat of Sun and buchada, a dish prepared with the stomach of goat.
Recife has an average temperature throughout the year of 80 F, or 27ºC.
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