So beautiful! Well, as its name confirms. A legend says that the first Portuguese to arrive were said to have exclaimed: “Ó, linda” (Oh, beautiful). In fact it features a mishmash of technicolored houses and whitewashed, terracotta-roof churches amidst tall coconut trees that tower over the turquoise ocean below.
Since the whole town center has been declared a UNESCO heritage, it is also called a “giant open-air history museum.” We enjoyed walking up and down the hills under a killer sun. The only sad thing is not being here during the carnival. It’s not only very famous and historic, but even surrounded by so much beauty and colors. Olinda be sure we will come back!

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