Sights

Olinda’s sights are easy and enjoyable to visit on foot, although highly random opening hours make it impossible to look in on everything in one day. There are a lot of churches! A good place to start is Praça do Carmo, where most buses arrive. The square is overlooked by the restored Igreja NS do Carmo, built in 1580. Climb up to Alto da Sé, which affords superb views of both Olinda and Recife. The area is peppered with food, drink and craft stalls.