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  • The convent and its church are very important colonial monuments in Brazil
    © Jamie Hotchin Stylianou / 123RF
  • Contemplators really enjoy the Praça da Sé and its view over the coastline.
    © Jamie Hotchin Stylianou / 123RF
  • Inside is a church and a chapel. Its azulejo paintings represent scenes from the life of Saint Francis of Assisi.
    © Jamie Hotchin Stylianou / 123RF
  • The modern city and the old centre are completely contrasting.
    © Jamie Hotchin Stylianou / 123RF
  • A bucolic setting for a stroll in the city.
    © Jamie Hotchin Stylianou / 123RF
  • Late afternoons and at weekends, the locals tend to get together on this square for a drink, to ahve something to eat and to listen to music.
    © Jamie Hotchin Stylianou / 123RF
  • Olinda, a colonial city, is full of calm little streets. The Franciscan convent of São Francisco has a church and a chapel, and features 'azulejo' tile pictures depicting scenes from the life of Saint Francis of Assisi. The praça da Sé, and its view over the coast, are a veritable feast for the eyes. In the evening and at weekends, the inhabitants tend to get together on this square for a drink and ...
    © Jamie Hotchin Stylianou / 123RF
Amy Adejokun
Amy Adejokun Expert destination Brazil

Olinda, a colonial city, is full of calm little streets. The Franciscan convent of São Francisco has a church and a chapel, and features 'azulejo' tile pictures depicting scenes from the life of Saint Francis of Assisi. The praça da Sé, and its view over the coast, are a veritable feast for the eyes. In the evening and at weekends, the inhabitants tend to get together on this square for a drink and a bite to eat, and to listen to music.

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Surface area : 3,287,612 sq mi km2

Population : 190,732,694 inhabitants

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