Forte do Presepio, Belem

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The panoramic views from the ramparts are alone well worth a visit to Forte do Presepio. Standing among the original canons, you can look out over Guajará Bay and witness, from a safe distance, the impressive flocks of vultures descending on Ver o Peso market. The fort itself is in the historic center of Belém and home to a small museum where you can take a tour and learn about the local history. A collection of ceramics and native Tupi and Marajoara artifacts dates from before the arrival of the Portuguese to the region. Plan trip to Belem with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.
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  • Place clean! No problem!!! Safe!!! And a little of the history of Bethlehem! Have a beautiful view of the Bay and the Ver-O-Peso market.
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  • The Nativity scene, is also known as the Castle, was erected in 1616 (the same year of Foundation of the city of Belém do Grão Pará at the time) to contain Indian attacks and of Dutch and English privateers who rode the region. Over the years has undergone several transformations and currently houses the Museum of the Fort of São Jorge Castle that displays native objects and marajoara focusing on colonization of the Amazon, the Fort is small and simple, but with a beautiful view of the mouth of the river Guamá and the Ver-o-peso market, where your architecture is all iron worked. (Beautiful) There is a Brazilian Navy school ship anchored and can be visited.
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  • The view is beautiful, very close to the market See the weight (a different view of the market). I visited with a group of friends, it was really fun. Worth knowing, I recommend.
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  • Wonderful... The History right in front of us!
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  • Very interesting place to visit. Contains a vast story maintained that can be appreciated in parts of Fort-Museum. Just a reminder that Tuesday's free entry.
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