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  • Belém, the capital of Pará, is a very culturally mixed town in the Amazon rainforest, situated at the mouth of the Amazon river, the biggest river in the world. The quiet old part of town features houses decorated with 'azulejos' tiles, colonial and baroque churches, and an Art Nouveau palace. It also includes the Cathedral of Sé, which was built by Antônio Landi in the 18th century. The Verr-O-Peso, ...
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    Belem

    Belém, the capital of Pará, is a very culturally mixed town in the Amazon rainforest, situated at the mouth of the Amazon river, the biggest river in the world. The quiet old part of town features houses decorated with 'azulejos' tiles, colonial and baroque churches, and an Art Nouveau palace. It also includes the Cathedral of Sé, which was built by Antônio Landi in the 18th century. The Verr-O-Peso, ...

  • The Pará River is the southern arm of the mouth of the Amazon River. The state capital of Pará, Belém, is located on the south bank of the river
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    Belem

    The Pará River is the southern arm of the mouth of the Amazon River. The state capital of Pará, Belém, is located on the south bank of the river

  • The Praça da Républica is surrounded by a shopping centre and is located in the district of the same name.
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    Belem

    The Praça da Républica is surrounded by a shopping centre and is located in the district of the same name.

  • The Praça do Relógio was built in 1930.
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    Belem

    The Praça do Relógio was built in 1930.

  • The Verr-O-Peso, the municipal market held on the docks, runs along Guajará bay.
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    Belem

    The Verr-O-Peso, the municipal market held on the docks, runs along Guajará bay.

  • An 18th-century work by Antônio Landi.
    © Paulo Vilela / 123RF
    Belem

    An 18th-century work by Antônio Landi.

  • The quiet old part of town is home to little houses decorated with 'azulejo' tiles, colonial and baroque churches and an Art Nouveau palace.
    © Paulo Vilela / 123RF
    Belem

    The quiet old part of town is home to little houses decorated with 'azulejo' tiles, colonial and baroque churches and an Art Nouveau palace.

Amy Adejokun
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Belém, the capital of Pará, is a very culturally mixed town in the Amazon rainforest, situated at the mouth of the Amazon river, the biggest river in the world. The quiet old part of town features houses decorated with 'azulejos' tiles, colonial and baroque churches, and an Art Nouveau palace. It also includes the Cathedral of Sé, which was built by Antônio Landi in the 18th century. The Verr-O-Peso, the municipal market on the docks, is next to Guajará Bay. The praça de la Républica is surrounded by a shopping centre in the district of the same name.

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Surface area : 3,287,612 sq mi km2

Population : 190,732,694 inhabitants

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