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Cidade Velha

Belem, State of Para, Brazil
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What could be an interesting historical location in Brazil, but it is not (yet)

When you came to Belem the instant must-go place is the local market know as "Ver-O-Peso", very... read more

Reviewed July 26, 2016
EmersonPinto
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São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Not to be missed - but never alone!

As any colonial town, Belém has its magnificent "Old City" ("Cidade Velha"), with the amazing... read more

Reviewed May 19, 2016
LuizDutraNeto
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Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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This picturesque neighborhood is Belem’s old town, dotted with fine examples of old French artchitecture.
  • Excellent40%
  • Very good36%
  • Average19%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Jul 26, 2016
“What could be an interesting historical location in Brazil, but it is not (yet)”
May 19, 2016
“Not to be missed - but never alone!”
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Belem, State of Para, Brazil
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Reviewed July 26, 2016

When you came to Belem the instant must-go place is the local market know as "Ver-O-Peso", very peculiar with many tastes to be served in local food, exotic herb and handmade artifacts. But the historical sites are elsewhere nearby this market, just few minutes away...More

Thank EmersonPinto
Reviewed May 19, 2016

As any colonial town, Belém has its magnificent "Old City" ("Cidade Velha"), with the amazing constructions that Portuguese settlers and religious orders ornated their main post at the very entry of the Amazon River. All day tours will included visits to its major attractions, as...More

Thank LuizDutraNeto
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.

Thank Neila S
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.

Thank Ariany_90
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

Thank Jaroslaw S
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.

Thank Rob H
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...More

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