Self-guided Sightseeing Tour #1 in Belém, Brazil


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 15 sights
Distance 6.9 km
Ascend 114 m
Descend 112 m

Experience Belém in Brazil in a whole new way with our self-guided sightseeing tour. This site not only offers you practical information and insider tips, but also a rich variety of activities and sights you shouldn't miss. Whether you love art and culture, want to explore historical sites or simply want to experience the vibrant atmosphere of a lively city - you'll find everything you need for your personal adventure here.

Individual Sights in Belém

Sight 1: Mangal das Garças

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Mangal das GarçasCelso Abreu from Belém, Brasil / CC BY 2.0

Mangal das Garças, inaugurated on January 12, 2005, is located on the banks of the Guamá River, in the heart of the historic center of Belém do Pará, in the vicinity of the Navy Arsenal. The ecological park is the result of the revitalization of an area of 40,000 m², a synthesis of the Amazonian environment in the heart of the capital of Pará. The floodplain forests, the animals of the region and more than three hundred species of native trees are present in the space.

Wikipedia: Mangal das Garças (PT), Website

117 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 2: Memorial de Navegação da Amazônia

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The Amazonian Navigation Memorial (MAN) is a Brazilian historical museum in Belém, Pará, inaugurated in 2005. It has in its collection exhibitions and objects that recall the relationship of the man of the Amazon with the waters, as well as the participation of the Brazilian Navy in historical events in Pará.

Wikipedia: Memorial Amazônico da Navegação (PT)

920 meters / 11 minutes

Sight 3: Igreja do Carmo

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Igreja do Carmo

The Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel is a Catholic church located in the historic center of Belém. The current building dates back to the 18th century and was designed by several architects, including Antônio Landi. It was restored in 2015 on the initiative of the Archdiocese of Belém do Pará in partnership with Vale and the National Institute of Historical and Artistic Heritage (IPHAN). It was listed as a national heritage site by IPHAN in 1941.

Wikipedia: Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel (Belém) (EN)

439 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 4: Casa das Onze Janelas

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The House of the Eleven Windows Cultural Space, initially called Palace of the Eleven Windows, is a complex composed of a public square and a historical building located in the Brazilian city of Belém, in Pará.

Wikipedia: Palace of the Eleven Windows (EN)

125 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 5: Forte do Castelo

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Forte do Presépio is a fort located in Belém, Pará, Brazil. It was built in 1616 by Francisco Caldeira Castelo Branco at Maúri Point, a promontory on the right bank of the mouth of the Guamá River and Guajará Bay. The first chapel in Belém was located in the fort. It was a temporary structure and was dedicated to Our Lady of Grace, and was moved a few years later to the current Largo da Sé, and became the Cathedral of Our Lady of Grace in the 18th century. The fort was listed as a historic structure by the National Historic and Artistic Heritage Institute in 1961.

Wikipedia: Forte do Presépio (EN)

304 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 6: Praça Dom Frei Caetano Brandão

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The Dom Frei Caetano Brandão Square, originally called Largo da Sé, is located in the Cidade Velha neighborhood in the Brazilian city of Belém, capital of the state of Pará.

Wikipedia: Dom Frei Caetano Brandão Square (EN)

170 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 7: Igreja de Santo Alexandre

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The Church and College of St. Alexander were the headquarters of the Society of Jesus in the city of Belém do Pará at the time of Colonial Brazil. The former Jesuit complex, one of the most important still existing in the country, currently houses the Museum of Sacred Art of Pará.

Wikipedia: Igreja e Colégio de Santo Alexandre (PT)

180 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 8: Praça Siqueira Campos

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The Siqueira Campos Square or Clock Square is a public space located at the Ver-o-Peso Dock, in the Cidade Velha neighborhood, in the Brazilian city of Belém, capital of Pará. The site, which is known for housing a huge English clock, comprises a total area of 2,727.45m², 1,246.78m² of paved area and 1,480.67m² of green area.

Wikipedia: Siqueira Campos Square (EN)

707 meters / 8 minutes

Sight 9: Praça da Bandeira

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Praça da Bandeira is located in the center of the city of Belém, capital of the Brazilian state of Pará.

Wikipedia: Praça da Bandeira (Belém) (PT)

830 meters / 10 minutes

Sight 10: Igreja da Santíssima Trindade

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The Church of Our Lady of the Holy Trinity is a Catholic religious temple that was erected in 1814, by José Abraches, in the Old Largo da Trindade, in Belém, capital of the state of Pará. It is one of the oldest churches in the city.

Wikipedia: Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Santíssima Trindade (Belém) (PT)

608 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 11: Theatro da Paz

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Theatro da Paz is a theater located in the Praça da República on the city of Belém, capital of the state of Pará, in Brazil. It was built following neoclassical architectural lines during the golden age of rubber in Amazon Basin. It is considered the most important culture house in northern Brazil. Its name has been suggested by bishop D. Macedo Costa, who also launched the foundation stone of the theater on March 3, 1869.

Wikipedia: Theatro da Paz (EN), Website

243 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 12: Praça da República

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Praça da República is a public street located in Largo da Campina, in the Brazilian city of Belém.

Wikipedia: Praça da República (Belém) (PT)

1004 meters / 12 minutes

Sight 13: Igreja de Nossa Senhora das Mercês

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The Church of Our Lady of Mercy is located in Visconde do Rio Branco Square, popularly known as Praça das Mercês, in the city of Belém, in the Brazilian state of Pará. It is an integral part of the architectural ensemble of the Mercedarian Convent.

Wikipedia: Igreja de Nossa Senhora das Mercês (Belém) (PT)

270 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 14: Mercado Ver-o-Peso

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Mercado Ver-o-Peso Mauricio Mercer [2] / CC BY-SA 2.0

The Ver-o-Peso Market, Mercado Municipal Bolonha de Peixe, Mercado de Ferro, or Ver-o-Peso is a street market and fair, and small port area inaugurated in 1901 that is part of the Ver-o-Peso Complex (1625). It is located in the city of Belém (Pará) in the neighborhood of Campina, on the shores of Guajará Bay, next to the Docks Station.

Wikipedia: Ver-o-peso (EN)

963 meters / 12 minutes

Sight 15: Estação das Docas

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The Estação das Docas is a Brazilian tourist-cultural complex and multi-environmental space created in 2000. It is located in the Campina neighborhood, in Belém, the capital of Pará, and was originally built as part of the city's port. It is currently managed by the Pará 2000 Social Organization.

Wikipedia: Estação das Docas (EN), Website


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