To start the weekend, meet the Republica Square, formed by three beautiful gardens, a centennial baobab and an architectural complex composed by the Santa Isabel Theater, Campo das Princesas Palace and Palace of Justice (State Courthouse). Then, a tip is to know the Golden Chapel, construction of the sixteenth century, with rich baroque decoration expressed through the wood with gold covering the entire ceiling.
Next, we go shopping! Casa da Cultura Craft Center is one of the most popular craft centers of Recife, which occupies a building of the former House of Detention city, where more than 100 stores with wide variety of choices for the whole family.
Casa da Cultura Craft Center / Photography: Sol Pulquério
In the afternoon, after lunch, a visit to the Museum of the Northeastern Man, which has about 15 thousand pieces of cultural heritage from formation of the northeastern people.
It is one of the most important anthropological museums in Brazil. Then you should not fail to meet Ricardo Brennand Institute, medieval castle replica, which shelter works of art and one of the most important collections of weapons of the world.
Museum of the Northeastern Man / Photography: Sol Pulquério
By Sunday morning, the Boa Viagem Beach awaits you with warm waters and great leisure facilities. The Dona Lindu Park, cultural space with the Luiz Mendonça Theater and Janete Costa Gallery, is an inviting setting overlooking the sea.
Boa Viagem Beach / Photography: Sol Pulquério
In the afternoon, another leisure option is the bike lane, a new leisure equipment, which closes the road to cyclists, roam a route that runs from Dona Lindu Park to Jaqueira Park, also reaching the Old Recife Neighborhood. Once there, a good rest stop overlooking the sea at Marco Zero Square, then it's worth a visit to the Craft Center of Pernambuco, an area that has a focus on folk art and traditional crafts of the state. Well next, we have the Caixa Cultural Center of Recife, a space for exhibitions, concerts, theater, cinema and expressions of art and culture in the state capital. Still in Old Recife Neighborhood, near the Arsenal da Marinha Square, is the Paço do Frevo, a space in order to perpetuate the wealth of one of the main icons of Pernambuco identity. - The Frevo - recognized by the Patrimônio Histórico e Artístico Nacional Institute (IPHAN) as cultural and immaterial Brazilian heritage, and Cais do Sertão Luiz Gonzaga Museum, a museum that shelter the library and reveres the work of Pernambuco most important artist of all time. Beyond, space provide visitors with an immersive experience in the universe of the northeastern backlands, origin and source of inspiration Luiz Gonzaga. To finish the night, a good choice is the Bom Jesus Street Fair, wich happens in the street of the same name, where you can find typical handcrafts and gastronomy in one place.
Caixa Cultural Center of Recife / Photography: Sol Pulquério