The US is going up against Germany on June 26 in this sprawling coastal city in northeast Brazil. And two enormous celebrations will collide into one throughout June since World Cup coincides with the month Recife celebrates its patron saint with the Festa Junina festival, guaranteed to bring more music, dancing and colorful revelry to the city streets. It's a 20-minute taxi ride north of Recife to Olinda, one of Brazil's best-preserved colonial outposts, which features twisting streets, inviting galleries, and bohemian beauties taking a break from the city crush.
Credit: Christian Knepper / Embratur
Powered By ZergNet
The New NFL
Andrew Luck and the Super-Athletes Making Football Faster, Meaner, and More Fun
Plus: A New Approach to Heart Health
ON NEWSSTANDS NOW
Building Haiti's Dream Team: Basketball's Biggest Longshot
The War on Sharks
Sign up to receive the Men’s Journal newsletter and special offers from MJ and its marketing partners.