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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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Wow factor - a real gem of a place!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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 

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Belem, PA
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58 reviews 58 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Except from animal in small cages, this is a good park. Particularly interesting is the indoor exhibition of Amazon native population and culture. The entrance fee is very low - 2 BRL (adult)

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Sao Paulo, SP
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The park is very nice, organized and inexpensive entrance fee (brl 2). There you can see a small museum about the native indians, a lot of Amazon vegetation with huge trees and some animals. You can see birds, cutias (a small rodent from the forrest) running around and marvelous water lilies! Hence, there are some animals like monkeys, 2 Brazilian... More 

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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
7 helpful votes 7 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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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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44 reviews 44 reviews
17 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
13 helpful votes 13 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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