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Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed

Lovely and very central two bedroom apartment located in one of the best area of Recife called Boa Viagem, the apartment is really close to the Shopping Center Recife, Metro Station, Bus Staion,Beach, city center,etc. the flat is perfect for 4 people sharing, the neigbourhood is quiet and most of the people who live there are families. around the neighbourhood there are alot of bars and supermakets, bakery.

Recife is the capital of the state of Pernambuco, in the north-east of Brazil, and the centre of the country's fourth-largest metropolitan area - a conurbation of another 13 cities, including Olinda, with a population of 3.7m. Because of its economical importance for the region, the city is often called 'the capital of the North-east'.

The histories of Recife and Olinda run parallel to each other. For several years, Recife (Portuguese for 'reef') existed essentially as the port that connected the village of Olinda to the Atlantic. The build-up of Recife was profoundly boosted by the presence of the Dutch in the north-east of Brazil. As the Dutch West India Company dominated the region, Maurice of Nassau disembarked in Recife in 1637 and ordered the construction of the bridges, canals and levees of the then-called Mauritsstad (Maurice City), which was the capital of the Dutch colonies in the Americas. Maurice of Nassau's term only lasted until 1644, but Recife inherited its architectural legacy that eventually led to the nickname 'the Brazilian Venice'.

Some of the most impressive beaches around the state's capital are Boa Viagem, one of the most famous urban beaches of the region, and Porto de Galinhas, which stands among the top tourist destinations in the country, located some 70km away from Recife.

However, because of the Dutch presence and the several twists of fate over its history, besides the tropical climate and the spectacular beaches that are common to the north-eastern coast of Brazil, the region of Recife is also prolific on historical attributes, such as the Orange Fort and the very city of Olinda, which was declared a world heritage site by UNESCO in 1982.

There is no better time to check the traditions of Recife and Olinda closely than carnival, when the rhythms of frevo and maracatu completely take the cities over and rock street parades like the Galo da Madrugada ('Dawn Rooster'), which brings two million people to the streets every year.

Football

You will hardly find another city in Brazil as football-mad as Recife. It is a tough task to determine which of the three top clubs of the state of Pernambuco relies on a more passionate fan base; Sport Club do Recife, Santa Cruz Futebol Clube or Clube Nautico Capibaribe.

All three teams have had glorious moments in Brazilian football, although Sport stand slightly apart from their competitors thanks to two major titles: the Campeonato Brasileiro in 1987 and the Copa do Brasil in 2008.

Each Sport, Santa Cruz and Nautico have their own private stadium - Ilha do Retiro, Arrudao and Aflitos respectively - but the state government of Pernambuco has decided to put up a new, more modern one to be up to the standards of the FIFA World Cup: the Arena Pernambuco, which will be built at the metropolitan area surrounding Recife.

Arena Pernambuco - Recife

Recife, a city whose passion for the beautiful game is without question, is set to gain a brand-new arena in time to host five matches at Brazil 2014, known as the Arena Pernambuco

Size Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Boa Viagem 1 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 1 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Aeropuerto Internacional de Recife-Guararape 1 km, Nearest railway: tancredo neves (metro)
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

General Air conditioning, Wi-Fi available
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided

The North East Brazil region

Recife (Portuguese pronunciation: [?e?sifi] ( listen), heh-see-fee) is the fifth-largest[1] metropolitan area in Brazil with 3,743,854 inhabitants, the largest metropolitan area of the North/Northeast Regions, the 5th-largest metropolitan influence area in Brazil, and the capital and largest city of the state of Pernambuco. The population of the city proper was 1,555,039 in 2012.[2]

Recife is located where the Beberibe River meets the Capibaribe River to flow into the Atlantic Ocean. It is a major port on the Atlantic Ocean. Its name is an allusion to the coral reefs that are present by the city's shores. The many rivers, small islands and over 50 bridges found in Recife city center characterize its geography and gives it the moniker of the "Brazilian Venice." As of 2010, is the capital city with the highest HDI in Northeast Brazil.[3]

The Metropolitan Region of Recife is the main industrial zone of the State of Pernambuco; most relevant products are those derived from cane (sugar and ethanol), electronics, food, and others; thanks to the fiscal incentives of government, many industrial enterprises were started in the 1970s and 1980s. Recife has a tradition of being the most important commercial center of the North/Northeastern region of Brazil with more than 52,500 business enterprises in Recife itself plus 32,500 in the Metro Area which totals more than 85,000.[4]

A combination of a large supply of labor and significant private investments turned Recife into Brazil's second largest medical center (second only to São Paulo);[5] modern hospitals with state-of-the-art equipment receive patients from several neighboring States.[6][7] Like all other cities in the Northeast, Recife is developing its tourist sector. The beach of Porto de Galinhas, 60 kilometers (37 mi) south of the city, has been repeatedly awarded the title of best beach in Brazil and has drawn many tourists.[8] Recife's infrastructure is among the most developed in Brazil for travellers and business people, though there is wide room for improvement.[9]

The city is also a renowned educational center, and home to the Federal University of Pernambuco, the largest university in Pernambuco. Several Brazilian historical figures, such as the poet and abolitionist Castro Alves, moved to Recife to attain their education.

Together with Natal these are the only Brazilian cities with direct flights to the islands of Fernando de Noronha, World Heritage Site since 2001.[

Recife

Imbiribeira is a neighborhood in the southern city of Recife, integrates 6th Politico-Administrative Region of the city, it is bounded by the neighborhoods of Pina, Boa Viagem, Ipsep, Jiquiá and Drowned. The district is crossed from north to south along the boulevard Marechal Mascarenhas de Morais.

history

Originated in the ancient site of Barreta, a large expanse of land between Recife and Jaboatão where, in 1630, there was a mill and a warehouse to store sugar.

Using the Road Barreta the Dutch army moved to Mount Guararapes during the Dutch invasion, which would ultimately be defeated and expelled in 1654.

In September 1893, sailors involved in the Revolt of the Navy, military rebellion started in Rio de Janeiro, were shot in the area.

Imbiribeira is a toponym of Tupi language trampled the term 'mbira, "wood", "stick", by extension "woods".

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