Full of natural beauty and cultural attractions, Recife is a highlight in Brazilian tourism. Considered the oldest of the country’s state capitals, it emerged in 1537 as “Ribeira de Mar dos Arrecifes dos Navios” and became known worldwide for its great commercial attractions: sugar cane and brazilwood. Its Historic Center represents one of the most valuable Baroque heritage in Brazil and attracts tourists from all over the world who yearn to visit its churches, parks and museums, in addition to its cultural manifestations and festivities. Urban and alive, Recife has been part of the MIMO Festival since 2005, hosting part of the Educational Program developed for MIMO Olinda. Between 2009 and 2013, the city also hosted a series of festival concerts.