Belem Vacations

Vacationers searching for a great mix of cultural and scenic sights will love Belem, in Para, Brazil.

Belem, in Para, is a city of about 1,400,000 inhabitants.

Belem is located about 990 miles (1593 kilometers) north of the national capital Brasilia and approximately 1250 miles (2012 kilometers) southeast of Barbados.

If you’re into watching the world go by, you mustn’t miss these grand public squares and spaces in Belem. Praca Batista Campos, Se Square and Republican Square are three of the most attractive examples of these.

Some of the most popular heritage sites of the area are the places of worship that have stood faithfully here for many years. Get an insight into the original construction methods of the Se Cathedral and the Basilica of Our Lady of Nazareth as you inspect the old structures.

If you are interested in art, culture and history visit the Belem Museum of Art, one of the most interesting museums in Belem. If you are an art enthusiast or a collector, this is a great place to relax and learn more about art and history.

Ver-O-Peso Market is the perfect place to go to if you love shopping and people watching. This is a vibrant place full of fashion, accessories and grocery shops.

Listen to the war cries of past battles at Belem's historic fortifications. Take your family to see the Presepio Fort, and check the signs or plaques to learn about those who defended this settlement.

In this culture-rich city, be sure to investigate the remarkable exhibit spaces, including the Paraense Emilio Goeldi Museum, where inquiring minds can get inspired. Take a self-guided tour, see the highlights, then ask for tips from the locals to uncover some of the smaller museums in town.

Take photos, enjoy the presentations and learn about the animals and plants at Biopark Crocodile Safari, an entertaining and fascinating zoo. As you meander along the paths, admire the lovingly created landscapes and enclosures which enrich the atmosphere of the park.

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