Olinda is one of the best preserved colonial cities in Brazil.
This place enjoys a high privileged position, overlooking Recife and the Atlantic Ocean. To visit its historical part you should ascend by winding streets.
However, life here is anything but quiet. This is a very active city with a wide range of cultural activities; in fact the colonial buildings are inhabited by artists, students and bohemians.
Churches, museums, art galleries and convents compete with outdoor restaurants and markets, all of them attract locals and tourists alike.
Olinda’s carnival is a great event, thanks to its historical setting and the friendly nature of its people, provides a sense of security and privacy.