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Arena Pernambuco in Recife plays host to five World Cup matches.

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Recife - Arena Pernambuco

In the group stage, Recife hosted fans from Travel to Costa Rica Costa Rica, Travel to Croatia Croatia, Travel to Germany Germany, Travel to Côte d'Ivoire Côte d'Ivoire, Travel to Italy Italy, Travel to Japan Japan, Travel to Mexico Mexico and Travel to USA USA.


Recife, in the north-east of Brazil, is the capital of the state of Pernambuco.

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 competition instead.

Arena Pernambuco - Recife

2014 World Cup Finals fixtures played at Arena Pernambuco.

Saturday, 14th June

Group C
Travel to Côte d'Ivoire Côte d'Ivoire vs Japan Travel to Japan (2:1)

Friday, 20th June

Group D
Travel to Italy Italy vs Costa Rica Travel to Costa Rica (0:1)

Monday, 23rd June

Group A
Travel to Croatia Croatia vs Mexico Travel to Mexico (1:3)

Thursday, 26th June

Group G
Travel to USA USA vs Germany Travel to Germany (0:1)

Sunday, 29th June

Second Round
Travel to Costa Rica Costa Rica vs Greece Travel to Greece (1:1 aet - 5:3pens)

Road to The Final.

Recife Accommodation

Hotels in Recife.

Recife Tourism

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.

Recife Turismo:
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

Recife's Guararapes-Gilberto 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.

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