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Espaco Sao Jose Liberto

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Address: Praca Amazonas s/n | Jurunas, Belem, State of Para 66025-070, Brazil
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(91) 3344-3514
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Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Unexpected Gem in the Old Prison

Beautiful and original venue, perfect to buy original souvenirs or just to enjoy the beauty of this old prison located in the heart of Belém that was converted into a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed January 9, 2017
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2017 via mobile

Beautiful and original venue, perfect to buy original souvenirs or just to enjoy the beauty of this old prison located in the heart of Belém that was converted into a handcrafted/artisan centre.

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Eugene, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

This is a nice space that seems not to have lived up to original expectations, or hasn't quite achieved them. But if you're a fan of gems and minerals, the museum is a draw. Also offers some tourist shopping, food, and an air conditioned space to relax a bit.

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Leatherhead, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016 via mobile

Nice place to know what is happening with the ore from Para. One of the main source of a variety of otes and exotic fruits of the globe. An old jail that has turned into a useful museum.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016

located in an old jail complex; small museum of excellent Brazilian stones; there are also artisans at work; the small articrafts store has one of the best selections in the city

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Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2016

The former Convent of St. Joseph dates of 1749, built by the first jesuit priests in Belém. Along the years, it has been used as convent, military barracks, warehouse, hospital and prison. In 2002, after being totally and beautifully restored, it was brought to life again as one of Belém's most active cultural centers. As it is not far from... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2016

Part of history as an old prision, but with poor (and expensives) options for who wants to shop robertasalomone.com/trips/

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Vitoria, ES
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2016

In this place, over the posibility of visiting an old building and lerning about it's history, you can find a good quality regional products. Sure it can be more expensive here tham in the street shopps or in Ver o Peso market, but if you do not have much time to go around looking for that special souvernir you want... More 

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Belem, PA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2015

Nice place to go and see Para's production of ores in simplified form. Monday's are closed to visitation an shopping rings and necklaces; but another days, Thursday - sunday they are regular open. Also, if you have time in the city, you can make a order to jewelers to do your own necklace, ring or bracellet, after you choosing a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2015 via mobile

I really enjoyed the experience there. The space is not so big, it has a little museum of precious stones with relative history, a beautiful garden and a place in which you can buy gift and regional dresses.

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Vitoria, ES
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2015

Here you can find all kind of gifts, arts and crafts and such to buy at the same place and for a fair price. Also visit the gems museum and offices where they craft jewelry.

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