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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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Gardens and a zoo are part of this spectacular museum.

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Pakr and zoo in the center

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 8, 2015
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Maple Ridge, Canada
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16 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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

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 

Thank stevenphx
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 29 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

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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122 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

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.

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Vitoria, ES
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169 reviews
91 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Go there early morning not to be surprised by the rain as it happened to me at the end of the afternoon. I loved going there to check the birds, alligators, jaguars... There are also nice expo there about indiginous people and their culture. Don't even think about buying anything at the gift shop. It's very, very expensive and you... More 

Thank FabioNP
Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We were enthralled. An English speaking guide showed us through the current exhibition and the permanent one as well. She made us really appreciate being there because she explained everything so well and allowed us to ask lots of questions along the way. Only reason not to have given 5 stars is because renovations will upgrade the animal housings and... More 

Thank LeighnPhil

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