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Cidade Velha, Belem
(3.5/5 based on 320+ reviews on the web)
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. A visit to Cidade Velha represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Belem vacation builder to plot your vacation.
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  • passing by the Fort of Bethlehem, caught my attention the grandeur of the monument, and sleepy at our feet ...
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  • The site would be much nicer if it was taken care of by the Government very unsafe except the Cathedral and the casa das onze janelas no more stop see
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  • Is the historic centre of the town of Bethlehem and has several toppled buildings as historic heritage, though many old buildings were in ruins. The region is home to many homeless and addicted, so use caution while walking with valuables on site.
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