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There’s a palpable thrill the moment your ship arrives at the so-called Meeting of the Waters, just downstream from Manaus, where for some eight kilometers (five miles) the tan-colored Rio Solimões (a main Amazon source) and the...

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Avenida Eduardo Ribeiro, Centro - Centro, Manaus - AM, 69025-140, Brazil

Manaus’s gorgeous Belle Epoque Teatro Amazonas, the famous opera house that opened with a performance by tenor Enrico Caruso in 1897, is the most visible reminder of the vast wealth generated by the rubber boom at the end of the 19th and...

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At the heart of Manaus lies the broad São Sebastião plaza, where families stroll and their toddlers ride tricycles. Located in front of the opera house, the plaza is paved in black-and-white stones and ringed by trees. On one...

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Av. Sete de Setembro, 1546 - Centro, Manaus - AM, 69005-141, Brazil

A sumptuous example of Manaus’s former riches, the 1903 Rio Negro Palace was originally the Palacete Scholz, named for the city’s biggest rubber baron. Later, the German-born Scholz’s home and gardens were turned into the...

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R. José Clemente, 322 - Centro, Manaus - AM, 69010-070, Brazil

An influential early-20th-century governor, Eduardo Ribeiro was also a sugar-mill owner, journalist and military officer whose splendid home a block from the opera house had fallen into disrepair, as often happens in the tropics. Wonderfully...

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Manaus was built on rubber, and nothing better explains the role that it played in the city’s history than the Rubber Plantation Museum at Seringal Vila Paraíso. This re-creation of a rubber estate, originally the set for a popular...

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Avenida Uirapuru, s/n - Cidade de Deus, Manaus - AM, 69099-415, Brazil

You don’t have to travel far to experience a slice of the real Amazon when visiting Manaus. The 98-square-kilometer (38-square-mile) Adolpho Ducke ecological reserve includes the 486-hectare (1,200-acre) Botanic Gardens bordering the city....

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Av. André Araújo, 2936 - Petrópolis, Manaus - AM, 69067-375, Brazil

Located in Petrópolis, the Bosque da Ciência, or Science Grove, is a 13-hectare (32-acre) park run by the Institute for Amazon Research that is devoted to Amazon wildlife. Visitors get a taste of the Amazon while wandering amid...

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Avenida Lorenço da Silva Braga, s/n - Centro, Manaus - AM, 69005-015, Brazil

Indigenous and caboclo (mixed Indian and European) cultures are the themes at the Centro Cultural Usina Chaminé located in an attractive neo-Renaissance building that once housed the city’s water treatment plant. The name...

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With the immensity of the Amazon, its bayous (called igapós) stretch deep into the jungle and support all sorts of nature and adventure day trips that depart from Manaus. You might try piranha-fishing from a canoe or head to the right bank...