Petrolina, in Pernambuco, is a place that some 190,000 people call home.
Petrolina is situated about 670 miles (1078 kilometers) northeast of Brasilia, the national capital, and approximately 950 miles (1529 kilometers) north of Rio de Janeiro.
When Mother Nature beckons, visit Sao Francisco River Park, a place where you can enjoy some time outdoors. Nature lovers love to hang out here because of the relaxed atmosphere and well-tended garden beds and trees.
An old place of worship, one of the more popular of the many historic sites in this city, is the Petrolina Cathedral. Visit the historic site to discover its history and then take your time to study its design.
River Shopping Mall is the perfect place to visit if you have a passion for shopping and people watching. See what locals are buying and then purchase some unique gifts or treats.
The Petrolina area boasts some gracious public spaces; Dom Malan Square is one of the most-loved. Pack a picnic basket and switch off your devices, this little patch of Petrolina is the place to unwind for a sweet hour or two.