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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. 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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  • I was staying at the hotel Atrium, very good sign, in the old town, where some of the main sights of Baker as: Mangal das Garças, See Market weight and Estação das Docas. But at night the place is deserted and dangerous.
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  • Are old mansions and are in medium condition. It's a nice place for updates before you visit and know a bit of history. A visit by a guide would be ideal. Otherwise, you lose a little sense. An interesting fact in Bethlehem is that we haven't been able to find on the internet no agency that sells this job for example of fortress where the offer is great and the service is of excellent quality.
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  • Near the Nativity scene, with a very pretty square and treated well with coconut water vendors and Beer that we can call it sacole, chupi chupi, Green and other names, the faithful wait by sitting riverbank masses all together, an image of the Immaculate Conception.
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