"WELCOME TO OLINDA!A CITY OF ALL NATIONS!" Top 5 Page for this destination Olinda by janaina

Olinda Travel Guide: 71 reviews and 164 photos

Olinda!!A place I will take my best friend when coming to Brazil!
There's no escape from falling in love by Recife and Olinda,the collor in the air,the smile of this wonderful people,the accent when they speak,the "Frevo",the happiness!!
Went to Recife for a weding,Olinda was a natural part of the trip!
I will come back as soon as I can,and when you come to Brazil,pls don't let this trip behind,come and see!
BON VOYAGE!

WHY "OLINDA"

People tell that the origin of its name comes from:Duarte Coelho Pereira founded the first colonial settlement of Pernambuco,and when he looked at the view of the village from the hills,he said:
"OH,LINDA(oh,beautiful!!)!"
The dutches invaded olinda(there are magnificient old buildings in Olinda in dutch architecture style!!),and during the ocupation,a well-planned town was built,where today,is Recife.
But,the dutches burned down Olinda!
Portugeueses came after the Dutches,and rebuilt the village,and Olinda became again a avery important place in Brazil(from the Portuguese period,we have here fantastic buildings ornamented with handmade glazed tiles!)

Nowadays,Olinda is noted for its 16th and 17th century ornated churches,and for the colonial buildings.
Also,there is a local artists colony,and there are several places with tipical objects and gifts.
Also,it's the right place to find and taste different tipical foods,since there are very good restaurants and tipical fairs at the street.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:A PLACE YOU JUST MUST VISIT!
  • Cons:SO FAR AWAY FROM WHERE I LIVE!!
  • In a nutshell:"OH..LINDA!!"
  • Intro Written Oct 15, 2002
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  • Hosell's Profile Photo
    Jan 25, 2007 at 2:04 PM

    Great page,lots of info and beautiful pictures,hope to visit Olinda in October,I will stay a few days in Recife,thanks for sharing!!!!

  • Kristina1701's Profile Photo
    Dec 20, 2004 at 4:36 AM

    looks like a very beautiful town indeed! i've got a friend in recife so maybe i'll get the chance to visit olinda one day :-)

  • pepples46's Profile Photo
    Jun 17, 2004 at 12:44 AM

    Oh, linda thank you Jana for a beautiful....lindo....page, pagina and refreshing my sweet memories

  • Maillekeul's Profile Photo
    Dec 29, 2003 at 5:21 AM

    Really nice place, so really nice page ! Going to Olinda for the 2nd of january

  • aeroarce's Profile Photo
    Oct 8, 2003 at 4:02 PM

    I'm just arrived to Olinda and I'll try to follow your 11 Mandaments!

  • lenoreva's Profile Photo
    Oct 1, 2003 at 10:24 AM

    nice shopping tip! thanks!

  • phil_uk_net's Profile Photo
    Aug 31, 2003 at 2:58 PM

    Oh Jana, Oh Linda! I've read about Olinda in my guide book but sadly my Brasilian adventure hasn't got past the guide book stage yet. Maybe next year? Doesn't every city in Brasil claim to have the best carnaval?!!

  • micas_pt's Profile Photo
    Aug 26, 2003 at 6:23 AM

    Looks like a fabulous place. Hope i have the chance to visit one day. :-)

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