FIFA World Cup 2014 Brazil Destination Guide - Recife

The northeast city of Recife (pronounced 'heh-see-fee') is renowned for its vibrant cultural, entertainment and restaurant scene, an intriguing historic center and an impressive coastal setting. 

From the sky to the clear water and beaches and the historic buildings, see 2014 FIFA World Cup host city Recife, Brazil like you've never seen it before.

Recife is home to some of the country's most popular Carnival celebrations and other street festivals. It also boasts one of the most vibrant music scenes in Brazil. Luckily for soccer fans, the World Cup will take place at the same time as what Brazilians call "Festa Juninas " - literally translated to June Festivals, which celebrates the Catholic saints of John the Baptist, Anthony and Peter. 

Recife is renowned for its breathtaking beaches, vibrant music and home to some of Brazil's most popular Carnival celebrations.

Recife is renowned for its breathtaking beaches, vibrant music and home to some of Brazil's most popular Carnival celebrations.

Boa Viagem, one of the most famous urban beaches of the region, and Porto de Galinhas, which stands among the top tourist destinations in the country, only 43 miles away from Recife. Don't let the shark signs scare you from swimming in the azure waters. Recife translated into english means "reef", there are plenty of natural pools protected by coral reefs that will allow you to swim there without being in any risks whatsoever. 

No trip to Recife would be complete without visiting Olinda, a colonial gem. Spend the day exploring the historic town, visiting amazing art studios, while nibbling on tasty street food along the way. 

No trip to Recife would be complete without visiting Olinda, a colonial gem. Spend the day exploring the historic town, visiting amazing art studios, while nibbling on tasty street food along the way. 

When taking a trip to Recife, no trip will be complete without a visit to sister city Olinda, a neighboring colonial gem that was declared a World Heritage Site. Spend the day exploring the city's historic churches, and its many art studios, while nibbling on street food along the way. For a stunning view of Recife, climb the steep Ladeira da Misericórdia, or Mercy Slope.

Recife will be host to 4 Group Stage matches including USA vs Germany and a Round of 16 match. Matches will be held at the city's brand new Arena Pernambuco with room for up to 42,583 spectators

The 42,583 capacity Arena Pernambuco will play host to four group stage matches plus a Round of 16 match.

The 42,583 capacity Arena Pernambuco will play host to four group stage matches plus a Round of 16 match.

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