Street in the historic center of Recife was elected third most beautiful in the world by the American magazine Architectural Digest

Colorful buildings, tram tracks and lots of history: this is the Bom Jesus Street, one of the most famous in downtown Recife. The beauty of the street is such that it was elected the third most beautiful in the world by the American publication. Architectural Digest. The magazine ranked the 31 most beautiful streets in the world.

Rua do Bom Jesus was the only Brazilian street on the list, behind only Setenil de Las Bodegas, in Spain, and Washington Street in New York. The North American vehicle highlighted details of the architecture present on the street. Among them is the first synagogue in the Americas, Kahal Zur Israel.

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Rua de Recife is elected the third most beautiful in the world by an American publication

Photo: Karlavidalq/ Wkimedia Commons

The street is considered the oldest in Recife and was named after the Bom Jesus arch, the old gateway to the city. “Since the time of the Dutch occupation, the Bom Jesus Street it was the most important in the Recife neighborhood. Possibly, as a result of its natural layout of an old road, it took travelers coming from Olinda”, says text published by Lucia Gaspar on the Basílio Joaquim Nabuco Foundation website.

Rua de Recife is elected the third most beautiful in the world by an American publication

Photo: Jorge in Brazil/ Wikimedia Commons

The publication of the article published in the North American publication was carried out in 2019 and can be accessed clicking here.

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