Cidade Velha

R. Dr. Assis, 349 - Cidade Velha, Belém - PA, 66020-010, Brazil

Belém’s historic old city offers a cornucopia of palatial 17th- and 18th-century buildings. Many of the structures, especially those fronting the river and four adjoining plazas, have been turned into excellent museums and galleries. Highlights include the robin’s-egg-blue Museu de Arte de Belém (Palácio Antônio Lemos) and the elegant Museu do Estado do Pará (Palácio Lauro Sodré), both of which are housed in once-lavish rubber-boom palaces on Praça Dom Pedro II.

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