Olinda's Panoramic Elevator
Rua Bispo Coutinho, Alto da Sé
Recife, Pernambuco 53120-130
+55 81 3232 3594
Su to Sa from 02:00 PM to 05:00 PM
Olinda’s panoramic elevator is located on this Recife’s sister city water reservoir building. The building itself was built in 1934 and designed by Luís Nunes, a famous local architect. The 65-foot building was refurbished in 2011. Around the building is the Alto da Sé area, another point of interest in the historical center of Olinda, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The area offers many shops selling local handcrafted items and stalls serving regional food. Although Olinda’s City Hall has plans to charge for it, access to the elevator is free and is available year-round. Remember to check the weather forecast for the day you visit, as an unobstructed view is very much preferred.