name was derived from the Portuguese word for reef, referring simply to
the city's situation behind a long and protective coastal reef. Recife is
a major port city, and much of its energy and culture has its source in
the constant influx and outflow of trade. High rises, colonial churches,
and markets quilt the city with a mix of old and new. Often called the Venice
of Brazil for its many canals, bridges, and tiny one-way streets, Recife
is a wonderful city in which to wander about, letting chance provide a memorable
discovery or two.
One thing's for sure--one visit to Recife is sure to provide memories to last a lifetime.
Your friends in Recife are waiting for you...