Concatedral de São Pedro dos Clérigos


The 18th-century baroque Concatedral de São Pedro dos Clérigos has been totally renovated and contains incredibly fine stonework and wood carvings throughout its magnificent interior. On Wednesday from 8am to 1pm admission is free.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Recife attractions

1. Memorial Luiz Gonzaga

0.01 MILES

A small state-run museum dedicated to Luiz Gonzaga, the father of baião, a traditional music from the sertão (the interior of the Northeast). It has been…

2. Pátio de São Pedro

0.02 MILES

This traffic-free square, lined with bars, restaurants and colorful 19th-century houses, is one of Santo Antônio's more peaceful spots and a good place to…

3. Memorial Chico Science

0.02 MILES

Though the government could have (and should have) done so much more, the Memorial Chico Science pays brief homage to the work of former Nação Zumbi…

4. Museu da Cidade do Recife

0.32 MILES

Recife's City Museum is housed in the Forte das Cinco Pontas (Five-Pointed Fort), originally built by the Dutch in 1630 and later reconstructed by the…

5. Capela Dourada

0.36 MILES

Built between 1696 and 1724, this gem of Brazilian baroque, part of the Convento de Santo Antônio, owes its name to the huge quantities of gold (said to…

6. Paço Alfândega


This 19th-century customs house has been converted into a glitzy shopping mall; it's worth dropping in for a coffee or a bite in its food court to check…

7. Igreja Madre de Deus

0.42 MILES

A striking example of formal baroque architecture, the Madre Deus church serves as a nice contrast to the nearby Paço Alfândega mall. The facade has been…