Olinda is a great place to base yourself in Recife as a large number of the area’s main attractions are within easy reach. Two of the most interesting places to explore are the fabulous Nossa Senhora do Amparo Church and the remarkable Olinda Convent. Two other interesting attractions that are located close by Olinda are the Nossa Senhora da Misericordia Church and Quatro Cantos.
To really get a feel for Recife, visit one of its museums and theaters. Step inside some of the remarkable museums such as Mamulengo Museum. The area is a great destination for those who love art. Visit the Museu de Arte Contemporanea.
If the weather is good head outside and enjoy the nearby green spaces. Stretch your legs and drive out to one of the local beaches, such as Milagres Beach and Chifre Beach.
While you are in and around Olinda, treat yourself with a visit to the Sao Bento Monastery, the Igreja da Se and the Astronomical Observatory of Nassau. Admire some of the places of worship such as Carmo Church and the Nossa Senhora das Neves Church. Admire the beautiful craftsmanship and gain a deeper understanding of the religious history of the area.
The Pousada Baobá is a great choice for travelers wishing to base themselves close to Olinda. Alternatively the city center of Recife offers plenty of other options to suit all tastes and budgets.