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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
Description: Gardens and a zoo are part of this spectacular museum.

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Deep Rain Forest, in the City

Beautiful place. Lots of interesting plants and trees that are unique to the region. Lots of animals on display, the areas for some of them is a bit small but still I was excited... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 23, 2014
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Beautiful place. Lots of interesting plants and trees that are unique to the region. Lots of animals on display, the areas for some of them is a bit small but still I was excited seeing them. Only R$2 entrance. Go late in afternoon or early morning when its cooler, the tall foliage makes the heat and humidity in the park... More 

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Twello, The Netherlands
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 via mobile

Nice park for a straw, it isn't that large. It's in the middle of the city but you hardly notice that. You can feel the Amazon when walking around here.

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Brasilia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Right in the middle middle of the city of Belém you have a little piece of Amazônia with all the sights and sound of being right in the rain forest. Parts of the Museum are being renovated right now like where the snakes are kept so they were no available for viewing. If you love history and nature you'll enjoy... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The zoo felt like it belonged in the 70s--and hadn't been updated since then. The scenery is quite nice with all the trees, lily pads, and semi-wild agoutis running around. But I was turned off by the sad looking alligator, jaguars, parrots, harpy eagle, etc in tiny enclosures. It'd be a nice place to walk around--some nice greenery in the... More 

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Belem, PA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

A beautiful natural space in downtown Belém. Over there you can check several animal and vegetal species (including giant trees and small mammals that walk freely throught the woods). The museum also holds a colection of clay objects and other artifacts from different native cultures plus objects from the routine of the first scientists to research and describe the Amazonian... More 

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Curitiba, PR
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42 reviews 42 reviews
17 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

It is a kids must go place, They will see animals freely moving within the mini forest. There is a mini zoo and a very interesting collection of zoology

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Rio Branco, AC
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41 reviews 41 reviews
18 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

I really did not enjoy this place. The museum is so poor, smelling bad (mold, or something like that), but what disgusted me the most was the small zoo, where animals are kept confined in small cages. I was so sorry for them! Poor giant aligator! No place where to swim. I felt sad all the time,

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Sao Paulo, SP
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53 reviews 53 reviews
12 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

This is a very special place, where you can get in close contact with the animals from amazon forest. You can see birds, turtles, crocodiles, etc.

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97 reviews 97 reviews
7 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

The locals kept telling me this place used to be much more exciting and nice. I enjoyed being able to see the plants and animals of the region up close but the park isn't amazingly maintained. From what I read on site, there are many research projects at satellite locations so I think maybe that's where most of the funding... More 

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São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013 via mobile

We opted for this museum/zoo instead of the newer one located on the shoreline because it was really hot and he new zoo has little shade yet. This park/museum/zoo is kept clean (the washrooms might be the cleanest public washrooms we've seen in Brazil) and the trees are mature and provide plenty of shade. We saw monkeys, various birds, caiman,... More 

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