Olinda, MIMO’S mother city, is known for its famous street carnival. Breathing art and natural beauty, it is among the main tourist destinations in the country and is one of the oldest cities declared World Heritage and Cultural Heritage by UNESCO, boasting other nominations, such as the First Brazilian Capital of Culture, National Monument and the City Ecological. In 2004, it was chosen as the stage for MIMO, contemplated with a plural and welcoming musical program, attracting thousands of people. It warmly celebrated in harmony with the festival, valuing local traditions and their heritage, such as Igreja do CarmoAlto da Sé , the Convent of Saint Francis (Convento de São Francisco), and the Historic Center.