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Forte das Cinco Pontas & Museu da Cidade do Recife, Recife

Forte das Cinco Pontas & Museu da Cidade do Recife, Recife (must see)

Forte das Cinco Pontas was built in 1630 by Dutch and it is the place where the Dutch finally surrendered before they were expelled from Brazil in 1654. Now the fort houses the Recife City Museum (Museu da Cidade). It has a great collection of memorabilia, documents, maps, photographs and other objects from different places and times that show the history of the city.

Why You Should Visit:
Along with the Instituto Ricardo Brennand, this is the best place in the city for anyone interested in the history of Recife and the state of Pernambuco. Organized, self-explanatory and free.

Opening Hours:
Tue-Fri: 9am-5pm; Sat-Sun: 1-5pm

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Forte das Cinco Pontas & Museu da Cidade do Recife on Map

Sight Name: Forte das Cinco Pontas & Museu da Cidade do Recife
Sight Location: Recife, Brazil
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in Recife, Brazil

Create Your Own Walk in Recife

Create Your Own Walk in Recife

Creating your own self-guided walk in Recife is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Recife History Museums Walk

Recife History Museums Walk

Recife is a city with a very rich culture due to its inhabitants, local Indians, slaves and settlers, as well as Dutch people who had a colony here for about twenty years. As a result, the museums that can be enjoyed in this city are diverse and very interesting, especially those telling the history of the place. Take this walk that will lead you to the most interesting and famous history museums...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.3 Km or 3.3 Miles
Recife Religious Sights Walk

Recife Religious Sights Walk

Recife is a beautiful city with a large number of fascinating churches. The majority of them were built in the 17th and 18th centuries. Here is a walk to see some of the most beautiful and well-known religious sites in Recife's downtown.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.7 Km or 1.7 Miles
Recife Introduction Walk

Recife Introduction Walk

In addition to the many rivers, bridges and peninsulas making up most of what's unique about Recife, the main city of the Brazilian state Pernambuco is also famous for its historic downtown area originated in the 16th century. Follow this orientation walk and learn about the past and present of this exiting destination!

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.5 Km or 2.2 Miles
Bairro do Recife Walk

Bairro do Recife Walk

Recife is an old city and the Bairro do Recife is one of the oldest parts of it. When the city was established in 16th century, Bairro do Recife was the original settlement and the entire city grew from there. The sights, architectural views and attractions within this neighborhood are striking. Take this walk to see some of the most remarkable spots in the Bairro do Recife.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.1 Km or 1.3 Miles
Bairro Santo Antonio Walk

Bairro Santo Antonio Walk

Santo Antonio is a beautiful part of old Recife. It has some very interesting and fascinating tourist attractions, striking sights, historical and architectural views, old churches and picturesque squares. Take this walk to see some of the most popular tourist attractions of Santo Antonio in Recife.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.2 Km or 2 Miles