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“A fortress with a view”
Review of Forte do Presepio

Forte do Presepio
Ranked #7 of 114 things to do in Belem
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed April 3, 2013

A calm and nice place to sit down sipping some coconut water and take a break from the city's noise while enjoying the view of the market area. There is an interesting archaeological museum inside.

Thank striderBarcelona
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Reviewed March 16, 2013

Nice location near the Cathedral and quite well looked after. Not big compared to other 'coastal' fortresses but interesting nonetheless. A few seats outside it face towards the river which is a nice place to relax and take in the great view.

Thank Ramenmuncher
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Reviewed January 10, 2013

Very well preserved. Incredible view of surroundigs like Catedral Metropolitana and Ver o Peso Market. The Forte is above the river, can't imagine an invasion there, worth the visit.

Thank MLuciaaqui
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Reviewed November 23, 2012

Imagine if you can great rusting cannons dating from the American Civil War (1864) lined up on the stone walls of this fort and aimed out at the broad sweep of the Amazon River. The fort provides a peaceful place to sit and relax and admire the view of the waterfront and Cidade Velha of this busy port city.

Thank ajaceman
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Reviewed November 20, 2012

If you are down visiting Catedral da Se whilst in Belem - then this fortress is just over the green towards the River - so you have great panoramic views from this point!!! I sat on a canon and took some photos - of north south east and west!! You can see up to the fish market (which i had just visited and the stench was horrendous and i have never seen so many vultures in my life - thye probably are the equivalent of what seagulls are in Britian but to see so many - not for the faint hearted!! YUK!!!!!!!!)

The further north and inland you go the less english is spoken - so a portuguese phrase book is handy!!! I took my tour from the airport with a slight english spoken guide - so between us we managed to half understand each other - which actually made it fun - between "NO" and thumbs up!!!! and lots of laughing!!

Thank ThursoExplorer
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