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Address: Belem, State of Para, Brazil
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This picturesque neighborhood is Belem’s old town, dotted with fine...

This picturesque neighborhood is Belem’s old town, dotted with fine examples of old French artchitecture.

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Cidade velha is a great place to visit. Just don't go at night or wearing jewelry, it is a shady part of town, but highly recommend you go and sit by the river sipping coconut... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 6, 2015
Neila S
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Maple Ridge, Canada
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Maple Ridge, Canada
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

Cidade velha is a great place to visit. Just don't go at night or wearing jewelry, it is a shady part of town, but highly recommend you go and sit by the river sipping coconut water.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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60 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 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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111 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 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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Thank Jaroslaw S
Belem, PA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 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
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 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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