Forte do Presepio, Belem

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#2 of 7 in Historic Sites in Belem
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. Using our online itinerary creator, Belem attractions like Forte do Presepio can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • August 13, 2017
    A dip in the history of Brazil during the conquests of amazõnicas areas. a superb knowledge of the indigenous culture of the tribes who lived on site. Give an understanding about the roots of the population of Pará.
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  • August 12, 2017
    The building is well preserved is the Museum is interesting. High point is the view of the top of the wall!
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  • August 7, 2017
    Dating back to the history of the people of the North. Too bad there isn't a place to provide information on Sundays.
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  • April 18, 2017
    good place to visit...
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  • April 2, 2016
    Bonito local
  • July 12, 2017
    A beautiful place to take pictures, reinforce the history and culture of para. Certainly we should give more value the treasures of Bethlehem. I feel sad to see the amount of homeless people in the area, increasing the danger mainly to those who depend on public transportation to get around.
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  • July 5, 2017
    Very cool site. Sorry I missed my mother-in-law's umbrella there. Who find please return!? rsrsrsrsrsrsrs
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