16 May 2013

#247 Várzea, Brazil

This postcard shows the Church of Carmo.

Olinda (Portuguese pronunciation: [oˈlĩdɐ]) is a historic city in the Brazilian state of Pernambuco, located on the country's northeastern Atlantic Ocean coast, just north of Recife and south of Paulista. It has a population of 397,268 people and is one of the best-preserved colonial cities in Brazil.

Olinda features a number of major touristic attractions, such as a historic downtown area (World Heritage Site), churches, and the Carnival of Olinda, a popular street party, very similar to traditional Portuguese carnivals, with the addition of African influenced dances.

Property No #189

It's in the List of UNESCO as a part of Historic Centre of the Town of Olinda.
Date of Inscription on the List of UNESCO WHS: 1982

Thank you, Tatiane !

Sent on: April 25, 2013
Received on: May 15, 2013

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