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Maps of Recife

map of Recife This map of Recife shows the city divided in 14 pieces.

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A few hints about this map:
- the airport is in square #14, at the very bottom.
- the bus station is way off this map. To reach the station by car, you must take Av. Abdias de Carvalho (square #5) and drive about 10 km. The metro railways (the red line in squares #7 and #12) also go to the station.
- the Boa Viagem beach is in the shore line of squares #13 and #14; notice that the reefs along the beach are also drawn in the map.
- the Pina beach is in square #12.
- there are three main avenues which run all along Boa Viagem: Avenue Engenheiro Domingos Ferreira and Avenue Boa Viagem (both represented in the map) and Avenue Conselheiro Aguiar, which runs in between them (not represented in the map).
- to reach the Piedade beach, just follow Avenue Boa Viagem south.
- Olinda takes all of square #9 and the upper part of square #10. Reaching Olinda by car from Boa Viagem is straight forward: take Av. Boa Viagem, then Avenida Agamenon Magalhaes all the way up.
- to go to Gaibu, Muro Alto, Porto de Galinhas and other beaches south of Recife, as well as the State of Alagoas, take BR-101 South (left side of square #8)
- to go to the beach of Itamaraca and the States of Paraiba and Rio Grande do Norte, take BR-101 North; from Boa Viagem, the easies way is to take Avenida Recife (squares #8 and #7) until it meets the BR-101. Notice, however, that some northern beaches (Paulista, Maria Farinha) are easierly reached by taking the Olinda route.
- most of Historic Recife is in square #11.
- the Rua do Bom Jesus is in the area around the letters RFFSA, in the map (RFFSA means Federal Rail Roads; it's still working, but transports only cargo, not passengers)

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Recife Locator Very helpful. You can search either by the part of the city (called bairro in Portuguese) you want to find or by a landmark reference (referencia). Just select what you want from the drop down menus and click the respective button.

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