Arena Pernambuco in Recife plays host to five World
Recife - Arena Pernambuco
In the group stage, Recife hosted fans from Costa
Rica, Croatia, Germany,
Côte d'Ivoire, Italy, Japan, Mexico and
Recife, in the north-east of Brazil, is the capital of the state
When in Recife, be sure to visit the nearby colonial village of
Olinda; declared a UNESCO world
heritage site, in 1982.
Recife was largely built up thanks to the presence of the Dutch West
India Company in the region. Recife's bridges and canals gave it the nickname of
'Veneza Brasileira' (Brazilian Venice).
Football in Recife
The top three clubs in the state of Pernambuco are Sport Club do Recife (Ilha do Retiro), Santa Cruz Futebol Clube (Arrudao) and Clube Nautico Capibaribe (Aflitos).
Neither of their stadiums were chosen for the 2014
World Cup Finals in Brazil, with a totally new 'Arena Pernambuco' built for the
2014 World Cup Finals fixtures played at Arena Pernambuco.
Saturday, 14th June
Côte d'Ivoire vs Japan (2:1)
Friday, 20th June
Italy vs Costa Rica (0:1)
Monday, 23rd June
Croatia vs Mexico (1:3)
Thursday, 26th June
USA vs Germany (0:1)
Sunday, 29th June
Costa Rica vs Greece (1:1 aet -
Road to The Final.
Carnival is a big event in Recife and Olinda every year.
The coast of Pernambuco is like one long beach and even Recife has one
of the most famous urban beaches - Boa Viagem.
Although still warm, April to August is the rainy season in Recife.
The official Recife tourism page from the Government of Brazil.
Turismo em Pernambuco:
The official state of Pernambuco tourism page.
Getting to Recife
Recife by Air
Freyre International Airport (REC) is close to the city; MetroRec Subway has an
Aeroporto stop on its southern line which will take you directly downtown.
Recife by Bus
The Terminal Integrado de Passageiros is 17km west of downtown Recife;
on Av. Prefeito Antônio Pereira, in Vôrzea.
Brazil tourist information with details about travel to and around the country. Where to
stay and what to see is made easier with insider tips and hand-selected Brazil links, by
dedicated editors and visitors to TravelNotes.org - The Online Guide to Travel.
2014 World Cup Finals - Knockout Stage.
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