Historic buildings of interest in Recife, Brazil

Historic buildings of interest in Recife, Brazil

This is a list with travel tips of historic buildings in Recife, which are worth seeing.

- Santa Isabel Theater (1850). Teatro Santa Isabel, Praça da República, Santo Antônio (Centro). One of Brazil's finest theaters.
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- Princesses' Field Palace (1841). Palácio do Campo das Princesas, Praça da República, Santo Antônio (Centro), tel.: +55 81 3425-2124. The state governor's Palace. The name of the building derives from the fact that the daughters of Emperor Dom Pedro II used to play in the palace's gardens.
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- Justice Palace (1930). Palácio da Justiça, Praça da República, Santo Antônio (Centro), tel.: +55 81 3419-3311. Seat of the Pernambuco State Judiciary.
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- Portuguese Reading Room (1850). Gabinete Português de Leitura (1850), Rua do Imperador, 290, Santo Antônio (Centro), tel.: +55 81 3224-2593. Open: M-Fr, 8AM-noon and 1PM-5PM.
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- Joaquim Nabuco House. Rua da Imperatriz, 147, Santo Antônio (Centro). House were 19th century politician, abolitionist and author Joaquim Nabuco was born.

- Joaquim Nabuco Palace (1874). Assembléia Legislativa do Estado de Pernambuco, Rua da União, 439, Boa Vista (Centro), tel.: +55 81 3217-2211. Seat of the Pernambuco State Legislature. A Historical Documents Collection can be visited in the annex building.
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- Pernambucan School (1825-1855). Ginásio Pernambucano, Rua da Aurora, 703, Boa Vista, (Centro), next door to the State Assembly and Manuel Bandeira's House. One of Brazil's oldest secondary schools. The school's Louis Jacques Brunet Natural History Museum was one of the first in Latin America. Father Carapuceiro, Barbosa Lima Sobrinho, Epitácio Pessoa and Ariano Suassuna were either teachers or students here. The school was visited by Emperor Dom Pedro II.

- Parque Theater (1915). Teatro do Parque, Rua do Hospício, 81, Boa Vista (Centro), tel.: +55 81 3423-6044. Parque Theater is one of the three oldest, historic theaters in Recife. Modern and traditional plays from Spanish and Portuguese playwrights of the 17th-21st centuries are performed at the theater. Next door is the Cineteatro do Parque, Recife's oldest cinemas. Because Recife's municipal government, tickets are subsidized and cost only pennies!

- Kahal Zur Israel Synagogue. Rua do Bom Jesus, Recife Antigo (Centro). Oldest synagogue in the Americas.
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- Malakoff Tower Cultural Obseratory (1853). Torre Malakoff, Rua do Observatório, Recife Antigo (Centro), tel.: +55 81 3424.8704. Open: T-Fr 10AM-8PM, Sa 2PM-8PM, Su 2PM-7PM. Beautiful tower in the port front. Functions as an astronomic observatory and arts and science center.
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- Benfica Cultural Center. Centro Cultural Benfica, Rua Benfica, 157, Madalena (Zona Norte); tel.: +55 81 3227-0657 and 3228-6589. Open: M-Fr, 9AM-noon and 2PM-5PM. The center specializes in the "Armorial" Movement and also holds a significant portion of the pieces from the old Fine Arts School.
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- Pernambucan Academy of Letters (1870). Academia Pernambucana de Letras, Av. Rui Barbosa, 1586, Graças (Zona Norte).
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