Knowing Belém do Pará – Brazil

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Belém is a Brazilian municipality and capital of the state of Pará. Located in the North of the country, the city was founded on January 12, 1616 by the Portuguese. Developing on the banks of Guajará Bay (Paraná-Guaçu), it has become a historic and port city, located at the northeast end of the largest tropical forest in the world. It is considered the rainiest capital in Brazil due to its equatorial climate, directly influenced by the Amazon. Access to this location can be by river via a vessel.

Developing on the banks of Guajará Bay (Paraná-Guaçu), it has become a historic and port city, located at the northeast end of the largest tropical forest in the world. It is considered the rainiest capital in Brazil due to its equatorial climate, directly influenced by the Amazon. Access to this location can be by river via a vessel.
Source: Programa Consumer | Porto de Belém do Pará

In its 400 years of history, Belém has experienced moments of fullness, such as the golden period of rubber, at the beginning of the 20th century, when it received countless European families, which influenced local architecture. It was known at the time as Paris n’América. The fall of the rubber economy led the region to stagnation, which was only overcome in the 1960s, with agricultural development in the southern region of the state and in 1970 with the expansion of mineral extraction (gold in Serra Pelada and iron from Serra dos Carajás) . Today, despite being cosmopolitan and modern in many ways, the city has not lost the traditional look of the façades of the mansions and churches of the colonial period.

Culture

The culture of Pará itself is very diverse and comes from an indigenous heritage and from foreign immigrants, such as, for example, between: Portuguese, French, Africans, Arabs and Syrian-Lebanese. This mixture is present in several aspects such as dances, music, gastronomy, religious events and so on.

One of the main cultural manifestations in the city of Belém is the Círio de Nazaré, which is the largest religious festival in Brazil, and takes place every year, always in the month of October. It is a procession in honor of Nossa Senhora de Nazaré, which had its first edition in 1793.

One of the main cultural manifestations in the city of Belém is the Círio de Nazaré, which is the largest religious festival in Brazil, and takes place every year, always in the month of October. It is a procession in honor of Nossa Senhora de Nazaré, which had its first edition in 1793.
Source: Viagem e Turismo

Cooking

Belém is a gastronomic mixture, as the people who arrived in the capital were enchanted with the native cuisine and, little by little, were incorporating its ingredients. Most dishes are based on fish, jambu, tucupi and water flour such as: duck in tucupi, tacacá, cooked tucunaré and etc. The city promotes great cuisine, hosting the Festival Ver-o-Peso da Cozinha Paraense and the International Festival of Chocolate and Cocoa of the Amazon.

Belém is a gastronomic mixture, as the people who arrived in the capital were enchanted with the native cuisine and, little by little, were incorporating its ingredients. Most dishes are based on fish, jambu, tucupi and water flour such as: duck in tucupi, tacacá, cooked tucunaré and etc. The city promotes great cuisine, hosting the Festival Ver-o-Peso da Cozinha Paraense and the International Festival of Chocolate and Cocoa of the Amazon.
Source: Neide Rigo

Attractions

The capital of Pará is full of natural, architectural and historical beauty, meeting the expectations of those looking for culture and natural beauty in the same place.

Some of the main attractions are:

Combu Island: It is about 20 minutes from Belém and is located on the banks of the Guamá River. It is ideal to get to know the riverside way of life of a community that produces cacao by hand and to taste typical dishes of the region. The island does not have beaches, however, it is ideal for exchanging experiences.

It is about 20 minutes from Belém and is located on the banks of the Guamá River. It is ideal to get to know the riverside way of life of a community that produces cacao by hand and to taste typical dishes of the region. The island does not have beaches, however, it is ideal for exchanging experiences.
Source: Viagem e Pauta

Cotijuba Island: It is one of the 42 islands that form the archipelago of the Metropolitan Region of Belém. On the island there are beaches with natural landscapes that have not been much changed by man, the place is an environmental protection area (APA) and automotive vehicles are prohibited on site.

It is one of the 42 islands that form the archipelago of the Metropolitan Region of Belém. On the island there are beaches with natural landscapes that have not been much changed by man, the place is an environmental protection area (APA) and automotive vehicles are prohibited on site.
Source: Redepará

Mosqueiro Island: It is a fluvial island located on the eastern coast of the Pará River, in the southern arm of the Amazon River, in front of Guajará Bay. It is 70 km from Belém and has approximately 20 freshwater beaches with waves that look more like the sea. In a low rainy season, between September and December, the sea invades the headwaters of the rivers in the Amazon, turning the water on the Mosqueiro beaches green and slightly brackish.

It is a fluvial island located on the eastern coast of the Pará River, in the southern arm of the Amazon River, in front of Guajará Bay. It is 70 km from Belém and has approximately 20 freshwater beaches with waves that look more like the sea. In a low rainy season, between September and December, the sea invades the headwaters of the rivers in the Amazon, turning the water on the Mosqueiro beaches green and slightly brackish.
Source: Classe Turista

Ver-o-Peso Market: One of the oldest markets in the country, opened in 1625 is a hub for gastronomy and leisure. It is in front of Baia Guajará and has a blue structure.

: One of the oldest markets in the country, opened in 1625 is a hub for gastronomy and leisure. It is in front of Baia Guajará and has a blue structure.
Source: Portal do Norte

Mangal das Garças: The site was opened in 2005 and is part of a revitalization project and represents the Amazonian diversity with more than 300 types of native birds.

The site was opened in 2005 and is part of a revitalization project and represents the Amazonian diversity with more than 300 types of native birds.
Source: Amazonas e Mais

Estação das Docas: The old river port of Belém do Pará has been revitalized and has become a tourist hub with shops and restaurants.

One of the oldest markets in the country, opened in 1625 is a hub for gastronomy and leisure. It is in front of Baia Guajará and has a blue structure.
Source: Wikipédia

Praia do Murubira: Located in a cove, its name is a tribute to the ancient Indians who inhabited this region, the Murubiras. The beachfront has a boardwalk and retreats on Avenida Beira Mar for parking lots and a wide variety of restaurants.

Located in a cove, its name is a tribute to the ancient Indians who inhabited this region, the Murubiras. The beachfront has a boardwalk and retreats on Avenida Beira Mar for parking lots and a wide variety of restaurants.
Source: Folha da Ilha

Praia do Marahú: An extensive beach of thick white sand with a good offer of beach huts offering varied dishes of regional cuisine, the landscape of the place is composed of stone sculptures formed by the strength of the tidal waves.

An extensive beach of thick white sand with a good offer of beach huts offering varied dishes of regional cuisine, the landscape of the place is composed of stone sculptures formed by the strength of the tidal waves.
Source: Flickr

Without a doubt Belém is a destination rich in culture and full of incredible attractions. Enjoy the region by taking long walks along the rivers that surround the city with RBarcos.

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