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About Recife

1,555,039 in city
3,731,719 in metro
218 km² (84 mi²)
4 m
Recife is one of the largest cities in the Brazilian Northeast, and in recent years it has gone through an economic boom with a corresponding boom in civil construction. This boom was followed by relaxed height restrictions in some neighborhoods, and because of this the city has the highest buildings under construction in Brazil. Recife is known mainly for its beautiful beaches and the colonial architecture. Recife's old downtown is one of best preserved in Brazil, with a huge historical heritage. The large number of bridges in Rio Capibaribe and the historical constructions have left Recife with the nickname of the Brazilian Venice. Emporis currently includes a complete listing of the city's highrise buildings in the following neighborhoods: Boa Vista, Casa Forte, Coelhos, Derby, Monteiro, Ilha do Leite, Paissandu, Pina, Poço da Panela, Recife, Santana, Santo Amaro, and Soledade. Every building in these areas with 12+ floors can be found here.

No. of Buildings

No. Current status
2,498 All Buildings
under construction

Tallest Buildings

# Building Height Year
1 Jardins da Aurora - Torre Beberibe 465 ft 2017
2 Jardins da Aurora - Torre Capibaribe 465 ft 2017
3 Torre Charles Darwin 453 ft 2016
4 Freguesia de Casa Forte 431 ft 2007
5 Píer Duarte Coelho 429 ft 2009

Other buildings

No. Type
10 Famous buildings
11 Buildings with construction images