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Museu Paraense Emilio Goeldi

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Address: Avenida Magalhaes Barata, 376 - Sao Bras, Belem, State of Para 66040170, Brazil
Phone Number: +55 91 3182 3200
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Tue - Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Gardens and a zoo are part of this spectacular museum.

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It used to be the best museum of the whole Amazon region

The place it is still worthy to visit, though it has been negleted by local authorities in its conservation and to finalize decade old places that were "temporarily" closed like... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 20, 2015
Sao Paulo, SP
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Sao Paulo, SP
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64 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

The place it is still worthy to visit, though it has been negleted by local authorities in its conservation and to finalize decade old places that were "temporarily" closed like the aquarium, closed for 10 years or more. It used to host a magnificent collection of indian artefacts but nowhere to be seen now. Having said that I rated 4... More 

1 Thank Cantharino
Walnut Grove, California
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15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

We very much enjoyed walking through the beautiful gardens and viewing the many animals (some in cages and so not). Nice and cool under the trees. Good for all ages. Within walking distance of the Basilica, which is also worth a visit. Also interesting (and safer) part of town than the center.

Thank Donna S
Maple Ridge, Canada
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28 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

This place is interesting because it is a place where research was made, however, I don't think it is to the highest standards in relation to where the animals are kept when compared to what I am used to in North America.

Thank Neila S
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

It's a bit of park with a small zoo, there isnt a lot of animal, but its enought to see the ones from Amazon forest, like jaguar, macaws and littles monkeys, there are lots of varieties of rain forest trees and its well located.

Thank Jussara A
Miami, Florida
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 via mobile

This was a relationship close walk from the Radisson. Entrance os very cheap, about US$0.50 cents and you can see different types of animals from the region. I particularly loved the different colors of parrots... Blue, red, green, yellow...Pleasant walk inside and when we went (during a week day) was almost empty... Great for me since I don't like big... More 

Thank CatherineAguilarR
Phoenix, Arizona
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48 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015 via mobile

The sign reads it's a museum but it's actually a zoo. My age made this a free visit so in that sense it was worth seeing this attraction. The cage for the spotted jaguar was too small for an animal of this size as was the case for the spider monkey. The trees and plants give the zoo a forest... More 

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Belem, PA
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9 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

It is nice to a little bit more in the middle of Belém. Has a big variety of plants and animal native in Amazon region. The place needs some more maintenance. Especially in a tropical climate. Almost every year I visit this place once. But till now little changed.

Thank EdwardWilfred
Sao Paulo, SP
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41 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Nice place for a visit with kids, an oasis in the middle of Belém. Good variety of plants and animals. Not a five star but worth the visit.

Thank Eduardo S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015 via mobile

I've been visiting this place for 40 years and still one of my favorite place while in Belem. On a hot day you can walk in the cool shade for hours.

Thank Rick S
Belem, PA
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148 reviews
59 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015 via mobile

a little piece of Amazon forest in an urban zone, the Museum include exposition several times over the years. The ticket is very cheap (US$0.7 or R$2) and you can see alligators, turtles and sub species, birds, Victoria Regia (a floating leaf) and Monkeys. The aquarium was closed, but it’s worth going there.

1 Thank dflopes

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