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Forte do Presepio

Praca Frei Caetano Brandao 117, Belem, State of Para 66020-310, Brazil
+55 91 4009 8828
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Historical place to visit

In this fortress, located in a square, where there are also the Santo Alexandre Church (Museum of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
meliseolive
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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Nice view from Ver o Peso Market and some history about tupinambas tribe. Unfortunatelly all in... read more

Reviewed 29 December 2016
Fabio O
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Leatherhead, United Kingdom
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Praca Frei Caetano Brandao 117, Belem, State of Para 66020-310, Brazil
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In this fortress, located in a square, where there are also the Santo Alexandre Church (Museum of Baroque Art), Sé Cathedral, and the Casa das Onze Janelas (a charming house with eleven windows), is a pictoresque place, great for beautiful photos with the Guajará bay...More

Thank meliseolive
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Nice view from Ver o Peso Market and some history about tupinambas tribe. Unfortunatelly all in portuguese. The whole area is a remakable location of the old city of Belem. Fort, pier and market. Massive variety of exotic food and best place to buy fresh...More

Thank Fabio O
Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

It is well preserved, but there is not much to see. You combine the visit here to the museum with the ship and the 11 windows museum and you have a nice combination. There is not much info about the history and you can walk...More

Thank Marcelo Y
Reviewed 15 June 2016

Make it part of your itinerary while walking in the area. Spend some half an hour there, well preserved. Good pictures can be taken. Be aware while you walk from the market to this fort, your camera might draw some unwanted attention.

Thank food-allround
Reviewed 29 March 2016

Close from Se Church and also mercado ver o peso, with beautiful view to the river. robertasalomone.com/trips/

Thank RobertaSalomone
Reviewed 25 January 2016

You can see the Ver o Peso, the river, and inside there is a museum. Worth the stop. The staff is great.

Thank pamellagachido
Reviewed 11 November 2015

Next year, Belém will complete 400 years old! An amazing date to be commemorated by "Belenenses" and all Brazilians! Everything started on January 12, 1616 with the beginning of the construction of this fort - "Forte do Castelo do Senhor Jesus Cristo do Presépio de...More

Thank LuizDutraNeto
Reviewed 8 October 2015

A nice place to hear about Belém's history and why its named as Belém, there's a military guns and bullets made ina very primitive way. It's amazing.

Thank Jussara A
Reviewed 18 September 2015 via mobile

When taking a walk along the river this is one of the attractions between the Mangal das Garcas and the Ver o Peso. The views are good but as a fort it is less than special.

Thank stevenphx
Reviewed 30 July 2015

The Forte do Presepio incorporates a small but excellent museum which is air conditioned. There is some very good displays in the museum however, the descriptions are all in Portuguese. We visited with friends from Belem who were able to translate for us. The walls...More

Thank Peter C
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