Cidade Velha, Belem

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The oldest district in Belém, Cidade Velha is home to many superb examples of colonial architecture. Amongst the many palaces, churches and colonial mansions, don't miss the dazzling white Church of St. Alexander, now home to the Museum of Sacred Art of Pará, or the literally named Palace of Eleven Windows. The beauty of the architecture is matched by Mangal das Garças ("Mangrove of the Herons"), a 40,00 sq m (430,556 sq ft) nature reserve home to diverse species of birds, both wild and in an aviary, and a butterfly garden with almost 800 insects. Learn about the history of the Brazilian navy at the Museum of Navigation of the Amazon, or climb the park's 47 m (157 ft) observation tower for an unrivalled 360 degree panorama of Belém. Before you visit Belem, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.
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  • It's like walking for more than 300 years in the past, narrow streets, old buildings, the Cathedral, the Museum of Sacred Arts, home of the eleven Windows, the Corvette Museum Solimões, all this and more you can find in the old town of bad just the bad conservation of some NS buildings and rampant trade damaging this historical heritage, also has restaurants in the region, as the cellar of the eleven, with excellent dishes and wines from all over the world, delicious, and also a natural restaurant whose name I can't remember which is next to the The cellar of the eleven, who is the Bethlehem cannot but go visit this neighborhood called old town.
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  • Old quarter and super quiet to live, some tourist attractions of the city. how strong the Castle, home of the eleven Windows and others.
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  • The old town of Bethlehem has a historical heritage incalculavel. Pity that great part is rundown, but this is not an exclusive feature of Bethlehem, since other important historical cities of Brazil go through the same problem. The main highlights are preserved are the Home of the eleven Windows, the Nativity, Cathedral da Sé, sacred art museum, Art Museum, View the weight, meat Market, Paris House N ' America, etc. Like any big city is advisable to walk in the Centre during the day if it's at night prefer taxi or uber.
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