Recife, Pernambuco

Recife, capital city of the state of Pernambuco, is made up of three islands joined by both historic and modern bridges; the entire city has an eclectic mix of the old and the new Brazil. Founded by the Portuguese in 1537, the streets of Old Recife are lined by colourful colonial buildings leading travellers to churches, museums, and markets.

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Recife, ciudad capital del estado de Pernambuco, está compuesta por tres islas unidas por puentes históricos y modernos; la ciudad entera tiene una mezcla ecléctica del Brasil viejo y el nuevo. Fundada por los Portugueses en 1537, las calles de Recife Antiguo están bordeadas por coloridos edificios coloniales que llevan a visitantes a iglesias, museos y mercados.

Located on Brazil’s northeastern Atlantic coast, Recife has some beautiful beaches. Boa Viagem is the most popular of the city beaches, although it’s recommended visitors don’t swim out as bull and tiger shark attacks are common; experts say these attacks, which were rare before the early 1990s, are linked to factors like the construction of a big port in the city which destroyed the mangroves that served as nurseries by the sharks, the rise in bathers, surfers, and fishing in urban beaches, and even changes in marine currents. But don’t worry, shark-free beaches like Gaibu and Calhetas are only a short bus ride away.

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Ubicado en la costa norte de Brasil, Recife tiene playas muy lindas. Boa Viagem es la playa urbana más popular, pero no se recomienda nadar en ella ya que ataques de tiburones tigre y toro son comunues. Los expertos dicen que estos ataques, que eran raros antes de los 90s, son causados por factores como la construcción de un puerto grande en la ciudad que destruyó los manglares que funcionaban de criaderos para los tiburones, el aumento de bañistas, surfistas, y pescadores en las playas urbanas, e incluso cambios en las corrientes marinas. Pero no te preocupes que hay playas sin tiburones muy cerca, como Gaibu y Calhetas.

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