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10 Days in Recife: A Journey of Culture and Cuisine

alberto lopes

alberto lopes

12 Nov 2023

Embark on a 10-day adventure in Recife, Brazil, exploring its vibrant art scene, fascinating museums, and mouthwatering cuisine.

Day 1
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$23

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$ 5

Cascatinha Lanches
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
$10
4 - 5 min

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Mamam - Museum of Modern Art Aloísio Magalhães
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
$13
12 - 15 min

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Malakoff Tower
19th-century observatory tower with regular astronomy sessions & diverse cultural exhibits.
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Free
Day 2
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$33

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$ 5

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
$20
10 - 15 min

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Museu do Homem do Nordeste
Modern galleries built in 1979 displaying Brazilian artifacts, artwork & cultural records.
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
$13
21 - 26 min

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Rodrigues Galeria de Artes
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Free
Day 3
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$25

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$ 9

Restaurante Boca da Mata
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
$25
12 - 17 min

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Gilberto Freyre Foundation
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Free
12 - 15 min

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Museum Murillo La Greca
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Free
22 - 27 min

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Museum Mamulengo
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Free
Day 4
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$25

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$ 9

Bar do DOCA
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
$25
9 - 11 min

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ESPAÇO CIÊNCIA
Large science & technology museum & park with an exhibition area, planetarium & outdoor trails.
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Free
12 - 15 min

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Archdiocese of Olinda and Recife
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Free
Day 5
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$10

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$ 5

Delta Expresso
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
$10
7 - 10 min

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Archaeological Museum of UNICAP
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Free
11 - 14 min

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Mercado de São José - Recife
Bustling covered market with street food stalls & vendors selling tropical fruit, clothing & crafts.
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Free
Day 6
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$38

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$ 5

Koni Mais Temakeria
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
$25
8 - 11 min

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Museum of Abolition
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Free
10 - 12 min

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Pernambuco State Museum
Local history museum in a grand 1800s building featuring paintings, sculptures & other artifacts.
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
$13
Day 7
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$35

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$ 5

Restaurante Leite
Fundado em 1882 pelo português Armando Manoel Leite de França, preserva receitas como a do lombo de bacalhau grelhado no azeite com cebola, azeitona e pimentão. Guarnecido de batatas cozidas (R$89). De entrada, faz sucesso o bolinho de bacalhau (R$6,90) e, na sobremesa, é imbatível a cartola (R$19).
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
$35
6 - 9 min

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Casa da Cultura de Pernambuco
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Free
16 - 20 min

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Centro de Artesanato de Pernambuco
A wide range of items made by Pernambuco artists, including textiles, ceramics & wooden statues.
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Free
Day 8
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$15

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$ 9

Oficina Brennand
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
$15
26 - 32 min

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Museu Castelo São João
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Free
5 - 6 min

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Museum of Nuclear Sciences
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Free
Day 9
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$44

Sansa - Sanduíches e Saladas
Nossa proposta é facilitar a sua vida com qualidade e bom gosto. Por isso, servimos saladas e sanduíches muito bem feitos, sem fritura, sem gordura desnecessária.
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
$25
3 - 4 min

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Embassy of Pernambuco - Olinda Dolls Giants
Playful museum showcasing large dolls resembling famous Brazilians & globally known figures.
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Free
4 - 5 min

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Centro Cultural Cais do Sertão
Modern museum celebrating the music of singer-composer Luiz Gonzaga & Northeastern Brazil's culture.
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
$19
Day 10
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$93

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$ 5

Fernando Lanches
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
$30
21 - 26 min

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Instituto Ricardo Brennand
Vast garden-filled grounds with dramatic, castle-style buildings showcasing historical & art pieces.
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
$63

Budget breakdown: $390 In total

Activities & Food:$339
Transport:$51