symposia will be held in the Hotel
Armação do Porto, located in Porto
de Galinhas one of the most famous beaches of Recife.
de Galinhas is located at the south coast of the State of Pernambuco,
in the northeast of Brazil, 60km (37 miles) from the Guararapes
International Airport of Recife. After slavery was abolished, the
warning "There's new chicken in the port!" was used to
inform the land owners that an illegal cargo of African slaves,
hidden among the chickens in the ships, had just arrived. Since
then, former "Praia do Porto" ("Port's Beach")
became "Porto de Galinhas" ("Chicken Port").
paradise is one of the most beautiful beaches of Brazil with warm
green clean waters. When the low tide comes, natural pools, protected
by reefs, are formed. Thousands of fish of all colors can be seen.
The coast has 18 km of beaches. Until few years ago, the area was
only a fishermen village, but was discovered by tourism and it is
already prepared to receive visitors, offering good accommodation
and good food. Night in Porto de Galinhas is full of entertainment.
city in northeastern Brazil, is the capital of the state of Pernambuco,
on the Atlantic Ocean, near the easternmost tip of South America.
Although Recife is the fourth-largest city in Brazil, it is less
modern and cosmopolitan than its more famous counterparts. Recife's
name was derived from the Portuguese word for reef, referring simply
to the city's situation behind a long and protective coastal reef.
Recife is a major port city, and much of its energy and culture
has its source in the constant influx and outflow of trade. High
rises, colonial churches, and markets quilt the city with a mix
of old and new. Often called the Venice of Brazil for its many canals,
bridges, and tiny one-way streets, Recife is a wonderful city in
which to wander about, letting chance provide a memorable discovery
at the Praca da Republica, one can visit the impressive, 19th-century
Teatro Santa Isabel and proceed to the Catedral de Sao Pedro dos
Clerigos. After passing through the colorful Mercado do Sao Jose
(Saint John's Market), visitors can wind up a walking tour of the
old city at the Basilica de NS da Penha. Recife's deep cultural
roots are notable, and its traditional cultural activities should
not be overlooked. Recife is one of Brazil's richest places to explore
folk art and craft, including music, dance, sculpture, and painting.
Its traditional handicrafts include clay figurines, wood sculptures,
leather goods, and woven straw, all to be found at festivals and
markets around the city as well as at the Casa da Cultura de Recife
(Recife Cultural Centre).