We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
the place of the city's beginnings

Visitors to Recife will most probably start with the spot 'Marco Zero' in Recife Antiguo, as the... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2018
saronic
,
Zurich, Switzerland
Nice Place to Walk Around

Recife Antigo is a nice place to go on an afternoon walk. There is views of the water and many... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2018
sailorchica
,
Cincinnati, Ohio
Read all 6,981 reviews
2,332
All photos (2,332)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“old city”(7 reviews)
“bom jesus”(5 reviews)
About
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
30°
25°
Jan
30°
25°
Feb
30°
25°
Mar
Contact
Recife, State of Pernambuco, Brazil
Website
Improve This Listing
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Recife
from US$68.75
More Info
from US$75.00
More Info
from US$53.00
More Info
Reviews (6,981)
Filter reviews
88 results
Traveller rating
35
31
18
4
0
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
35
31
18
4
0
Show reviews that mention
All reviews old city bom jesus cultural events late evening afternoon walk nice place cafes and restaurants couple of hours walk around architecture attractions tourists rua companies portuguese olinda synagogue
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 88 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did not feel safe walking around the neighbourhood because there were many beggars and people sleeping on the streets. The smells had been unpleasant as well.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Dokwes
Reviewed 22 October 2018

Visitors to Recife will most probably start with the spot 'Marco Zero' in Recife Antiguo, as the island, now connected by bridges to the mainland, is popularly known. Its official Name though is 'Bairro do Recife'. Here the Portuguese had built the port for their...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank saronic
Reviewed 11 July 2018

Recife Antigo is a nice place to go on an afternoon walk. There is views of the water and many people stop to take a picture by the Recife colorful sign. Lots of cafes and restaurants and fun places to go. Many historical places to...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank sailorchica
Reviewed 29 June 2018

I would dedicate a couple of hours to walk around. We ended up at the Synagogue so took another hour to tour its exhibits. The area has a fun vibe and it was nice to walk along the water and take a picture by the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Sambachica
Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

Recife has an historical city center, nice to walk around and to see the old, partly restored buildings. Friendly atmosphere, friendly people. Nice restaurants.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank rw2018
Reviewed 13 April 2018

This old city is a place that have been renovated from the year 2000. In some building, such as "cais do Apolo", it was stablished a Tech Park, "Porto Digital", with many companies getting in, and more than 10.000 employees.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank L M
Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

This place is good for walking and people gather here.. sit and enjoy .. good breeze in the late evening.. and also you can take pic with the big letter showing Recife..

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank shafeek_sherin
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

I enjoyed looking around this area with many fine old buildings and lots of history. However, this is a working part of towm and much is run-down. Its not easy ro find your way around and you really need a guide. Some parts did not...More

Date of experience: September 2017
3  Thank TKrieg
Reviewed 3 September 2017

Recife antigo is full of attractions. Parts of it has been recently renovated. There are many options of good restaurants and bars at night as well as cultural events.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank araujo_mariacristina
Reviewed 31 July 2017

This is a great area to stroll around, take photos, and buy some souvenirs. Great restaurants in the area too. You can take a photo by the giant star in the sidewalk.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Tim G
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 60 nearby hotels
Recife Plaza Hotel
306 reviews
.72 miles away
Othon Suites Recife Metropolis
649 reviews
1.63 miles away
NovoHotell Recife
101 reviews
1.69 miles away
Pousada Villa Boa Vista
286 reviews
1.81 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 5,552 nearby restaurants
Cioccolatte Gelateria
361 reviews
.07 miles away
Bistro & Boteco
266 reviews
.09 miles away
Rock & Ribs
492 reviews
.07 miles away
Seu Boteco
527 reviews
.03 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 290 nearby attractions
Museu Cais do Sertao
2,348 reviews
.23 miles away
Madre Deus Church
499 reviews
.19 miles away
Frevo Museum Levino Ferreira
313 reviews
.12 miles away
Paco do Frevo
1,721 reviews
.13 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
elsief919
14 July 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Ana Maria B | Reviewed this property |
É um lugar lindo mas não é seguro caminhar no bairro, a noite é deserto. Mesmo durante o dia é mais seguro andar em grupos e em lugares abertos e com mais pessoas. Evitar lugares desertos.
0
Votes