Urban Beach Holidays – I love the sea, I can well go to a beach and relax, but… I’m always looking for a museum or an art exhibition… so why not combining all? Urban beaches are the answer!
So for today I present a city I have very recently visited (it’s veeery close to Olinda) – Recife (1537. It holds the 1st synagoge of the whole Americas). Just one more stop and I’ll be back to Montevideo (loved it!) Recife, Natal, Olinda and João Pessoa are urban beaches, just like San Sebastian in Spain (here). And so, it holds what’s known as the Best Museum in South America, and one of the 25th best museums in the world – the Brennand Insitute.
The private collection of Mr Ricardo Brennand started decades ago, of course. I’m known for seldom being impressed by material things – and I have to confess that this time I was. Recife was under the Dutch government for some decades and the museum has a huge collection of Dutch painters. Also some Canaletto paintings, that I love. The place is enormous, amazing, with fantastic gardens, incredible collections of all you can imagine, statues all over the gardens – you go to the coffee shop and you’re surrounded by statues – weapons, watches, paintings, etc. Whatever I say won’t do justice to the place and even my humble pictures don’t, either. I can just say one has to go there to describe the feeling. What do you prefer, beach holidays or city culture? Or maybe some urban beaches breaks? I’d love to know!
So, I leave you with some interesting pictures, in my opinon
Wishing you a beautiful week with many smiles! Thanks for the sweet comments!