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Belém Travel Guide

Around Belém

In many ways, Belém's colonial architecture reflects the seventeenth century architecture of Lisbon in Portugal which served as the inspiration for the main housing projects of the time, with the frequent use of tile-hung facades. Many of the buildings at the end of the nineteenth century and early twentieth century also echo French architecture.

Belém is also famous for its Emílio Goeldi Museum; founded in 1866 and known world-wide as the most important centre for the study of and research into the natural history of the Amazon Rain Forest, the Emílio Goeldi Museum, in Belém has more than two thousand species of plants and around six hundred animals that are native to Amazonia, living free or in captivity in an area covering 52 thousand m2.

  ·Around Belém
  ·Avenida Nazaré: The Basílica and Museu Goeldi
  ·Bosque Rodrigo Alves
  ·Cidade Velha

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