We recently took a tour of Recife’s water ways via the Catamaran Tours of Recife. The tour was about an hour and took us under several bridges and through many of the areas of Recife that we have walked through before like Marco Zero.
We had heard that the tour was a little on the stinky side, but we didn’t find it uncomfortably stinky. We did think the tour guide talked too much and the speakers were too loud. However, we really enjoyed being out on the water in the late afternoon. I loved seeing the old architecture!
Along the water's edge, near Recife's Marco Zero on the Catamaran Tour.
Heading out to the city center, where there is lots of architectural eye candy, including many bridges.
Near Recife's Port with all the big ships.
A Brennand sculpture - it seems like all his sculptures tend to look the same wherever you go, if you get my drift.
One of the old buildings at Marco Zero that was refurbished and repainted just in time for Carnaval (the building's colors are the same as the beer sponsor for Carnaval - SKOL).
A beautiful bridge in Recife Antigo.
Pretty blue building with gold dome - I'm sure the tour guide said what the building was but I didn't understand most of what he said. :)
The refurbished and the not-so refurbished, also the government owned versus non-government owned.
Pretty blooming trees on the banks of the river.
Rows of centuries-old buildings.
- Modern art crab.
Two sisters with Recife in the background....the first time ever we have had the same hair cut!