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Petrolina

3.6
Landmarks · Islands · Sacred & Religious Sites
Originally built as a sister city to neighboring Juazeiro, Petrolina has grown to become Pernambuco’s largest municipality. It owes nearly all of its growth to the Sobradinho Dam, the construction of which was intrinsic to the past, present, and future of the city. The mammoth construction spurred Petrolina’s creation, and irrigated farming enables this dry region to produce a huge chunk of Brazil’s fruit exports. You can sample much of the region’s produce in the lively restaurants that populate the Bododromo neighborhood. Locals recommend sampling the goat, a specialty of northeastern Brazil, with beans, cassava, and salad. Customize your holiday with our Brazil day trip planner to create an adventure that suits you.
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Religious Site
Catedral - Igreja Sagrado Coracao de Jesus
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Landmark
Orla de Petrolina
4.1
Duration: 2 hours
Island
Ilha do Rodeador
4.1
Duration: 2 hours
Landmark
Bododromo
4.1
Duration: 2 hours

Side trips from Petrolina

Water Body
Rio Sao Francisco Brazil
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Scenic Walking Area
Juazeiro Waterfront Juazeiro
3.3
Duration: 4 hours
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Landmark
Vapor Saldanha Marinho Juazeiro
3.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Shopping Mall
Jua Garden Shopping Juazeiro
4.4
Duration: 4 hours

Hidden gems in Petrolina

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Water Body
Balneario de Pedrinhas
4.0
Duration: 2 hours
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Specialty Museum
Oficina do Artesao Mestre Quincas
3.9
Duration: 2 hours
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Island
Ilha do Fogo
3.4
Duration: 4 hours

Museums in Petrolina

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History Museum
Museu do Sertao
3.4
Duration: 30 minutes
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Art Museum
Centro de Artes Ana das Carrancas
3.7
Duration: 30 minutes
Specialty Museum
Centro Cultural Emocoes
3.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
Specialty Museum
Centro de Artesanato Celestino Gomes
2.5
Duration: 2 hours

Historic Sites in Petrolina

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Historic Walking Area
Petrolina Antiga
2.8
Duration: 2 hours

Nature in Petrolina

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Island
Massangano Island
4.1
Duration: 2 hours

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