municipality of Pernambuco State, Brazil

Goiana is a city in Pernambuco, Brazil. Historic buildings, beautiful beaches and original cultural manifestations are the main touristic attractions.

Get inEdit

By PlaneEdit

Fly into Recife's Guararapes International Airport (REC IATA).

By carEdit

From Recife, take BR-101 north. Goiana is 78 Km north of Recife.

By busEdit

Get aroundEdit


Historic sitesEdit

  • Our Lady of Carmel Church and Convent of Saint Albert of the Carmelites (Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Carmo e Convento de Santo Alberto das Carmelitas). Built in 1666.
  • Our Lady of Blackmen Rosary Church (Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Rosário dos Pretos). Built in 1596. Houses a Museum of Sacred Art.
  • Our Lady of Whitemen Rosary Church (Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Rosário dos Brancos). Built in 1705.
  • Tejucupapo. Site of the 1646 Tejucupapo Battle, in which local women defeated Dutch troops. An obelisk (built in 1931) celebrates the victory of the Tejucupapo Heroines.
  • Our Lady of Ó Church (Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Ó). Built in 1864, in Ponta de Pedras beach.
  • Saint Anthony Church (Igreja de Santo Antônio). Built in 1887, in Catuama beach.
  • Saint Lawrence Church (Igreaja de São Lourenço), [1]. Built in the 16th century.


  • Ponta de Pedras beach
  • Carne de Vaca beach
  • Catuama beach
  • Barra de Catuama beach


  • Catamaran Boat Rides. Goiana river, Celeiro Island, Itamaracá Island.
  • Aparauá EcoAventura [2]. Environment and adventure sports (trekking, biking, mountain biking, rapel).
  • Scuba Diving: Wrecks of the Nicolau Copérnico (1883) and the Vapor Bahia (1887) at Ponta de Pedras beach.
  • Watch trained crabs offer you drinks at Buraco da Gia restaurant.


  • Ceramics
  • Paintings


  • Buraco da Gia. Rua Padre Batalha, 100; tel.: +55 81 3626-0150. Don't miss the trained crabs that offer you a drink!!!




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