Saturday, 15 December 2012

189 BR - Historic Centre of the Town of Olinda (1982)

Brief Description

"Founded in the 16th century by the Portuguese, the town’s history is linked to the sugar-cane industry. Rebuilt after being looted by the Dutch, its basic urban fabric dates from the 18th century. The harmonious balance between the buildings, gardens, 20 Baroque churches, convents and numerous small passos (chapels) all contribute to Olinda’s particular charm."


"这座城市是16世纪葡萄牙人建立的,其历史与蔗糖工业有着密切的联系。这里曾遭荷兰殖民者洗劫,后得以重建,基础城市建筑可以追溯 到18世纪。城中的楼群、花园、20座巴洛克教堂、女修道院和为数众多的“帕索斯”(小教堂)之间布局和谐,相得益彰,赋予了奥林达城独特的魅力。"

Source UNESCO WH website

Courtesy of Martinha from postcrossing forum

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