The central area is currently a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the best way to visit is simply to wander up and down the labyrinth of narrow cobblestone streets. The day we went was a bit wet and rainy but that didn't dampen (pun intended) the beauty and charm several hundred years of history has made.
|Igreja do Carmo, built in 1580, is the first church in the Americas of the |
Roman Catholic order of Carmelites.
|Walking out front of the Convento de São Francisco, the oldest Franciscan|
convent in Brazil.
|Alissa posing with a "costume" used in a past Carnaval.|
In Olinda the parade is free and takes place in the street
with no bleachers or set spectator areas.
|Oh, what these streets have seen over the years...|