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If you like gems, this place is for you.

A former prision, the building was renovated and now hosts a gem museum (paid entry), which shows... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2017
Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
Very Interesting Place

This was one of the interesting places to visit. The story behind it made it nice and the... read more

Reviewed 8 April 2017
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9 Aug 2017
“If you like gems, this place is for you.”
7 Apr 2017
“Very Interesting Place”
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Praca Amazonas s/n | Jurunas, Belem, State of Para 66025-070, Brazil
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

A former prision, the building was renovated and now hosts a gem museum (paid entry), which shows gems native of north Brazil. There are also jewelry shops, and a huge room with brazilian handmade items, like pottery and acessories. Very clean and organized, I highly...More

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Reviewed 8 April 2017

This was one of the interesting places to visit. The story behind it made it nice and the transformation the place underwent is just great. A really must see place.

Thank JJ3ffrey
Reviewed 9 January 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.

1  Thank drpalmeira2018
Reviewed 5 January 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...More

Thank wojo56
Reviewed 29 December 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.

Thank Fabio O
Reviewed 14 July 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

Thank vera m
Reviewed 19 May 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...More

Thank LuizDutraNeto
Reviewed 29 March 2016

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

Thank RobertaSalomone
Reviewed 3 February 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...More

Thank bobmauro1966
Reviewed 10 September 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...More

Thank Amelia_Narita
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