In the early 21st century, it was restored for use as a museum.
Located 20 kilometres 12 miles south of Boa Viagem Beach, where most of the attacks have occurred, the port has been the cause of much disturbance for marine life along the coast and the nearby estuaries.
During carnival, downtown Recife holds one of the most authentic and democratic celebrations: every year more than one and a half million people open the festivities of the Brazilian Carnival at Galo da Madrugada.
In the pioneer times of the Brazilian cinema emerged the Regional movements.
One of the most important films was , which is recognised for pioneering the rise of regional themes 1925.
It trained a group of eighteen adolescents to produce a weekly radio program focusing on.
Recife was capital of the 17th century Dutch Brazil established by the and was called , the city was eventually in 1654, following their victories at the and.
Between the islands are the rivers Beberibe and Capibaribe.