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Cidade Velha

Belem, State of Para, Brazil
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Ranked #33 of 69 Attractions in Belem
Type: Neighborhoods
Description: This picturesque neighborhood is Belem’s old town, dotted with fine examples of old French artchitecture.
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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59 reviews 59 reviews
40 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

Despite not being an expert I think the architecture of the city pretty well. But some local people warned me to be careful when walking through the city streets. But nothing happened to me, I found everything very quiet.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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79 reviews 79 reviews
9 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

The old town is just breath-taking, but you should rather not walk there alone. Great colonial style of the buildings, you can still smell the rests of it grandiose times... Worth spending some 4-5 hours there, at least

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Belem, PA
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

Lots of old buildings, some of which have now been restored. Don´t wander around away from the main sights after dark, it can be dangerous.

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Los Angeles
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2012

Good place to wander and see the narrow streets and very old buildings. A few good restaurants are near the park by the river. We found a karioke place that served drinks and light fare while offering a huge variety of songs on the play list. The old fire station has a set of gates that are beautiful to behold.

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