"Discover Belém in good company!"
This tour is a journey through time to know better the history of Belém. The tour consists in a visit to Nazaré Cathedral, Ver-o-Peso Market, Feliz Luzitânia Complex (Castle Fort, House of eleven windows and Sé Church), stopping by the “teatro da Paz” and the Docks Complex
Nazaré Cathedral: This is the only cathedral in the Brazilian Amazon, and its symbolism and importance have a huge influence at the local population. The cathedral has the original image of the Our Lady of Nazareth and is the place where the “Círio de Nazaré” (biggest catholic procession of the world) finishes.
Ver-o-Peso Market: The market is 388 years old and is a true symbol of the city and one of the most important postcards of the region. Considered the largest open market in Latin America, Ver-o-Peso was a candidate to the Seven Brazilian Wonder contest.
The market is part of an architectural complex that has a large number of historic buildings, including the Iron Market, the Meat Market, The Clock Square, the Docks, the Açai market, the Castle Hill and the Fisherman Square. The complex was recognize as a federal landmark in 1997.
It is very common to hear that at Ver-o-Peso there are medicines for any kind of illness and situations. The market has many herbs considered “magic", with special ingredients that it is used, for example, when you take your everyday shower. Besides that, a large number of types of meat, fish, local fruits, clothes, drinks and snack bars make the visit an inquisitive experience.
Feliz Luzitania Complex: Located in the Historic Complex in Belém, it is an architectural and urban landmark, gathering together the Castle Fort, the Meeting Museum and the Eleven Windows House. In the square Frei Caetano Brandão is also located the Sé Church, the Metropolitan Church of Belém.
Castle Fort: The place is the landmark of the creation of the city. Inside of its walls, the visitor can see the Meeting Museum with indigenous handcrafting and pottery.
Eleven Windows House: Built in the 18th century as a house for a powerfull farmer, the place was already a hospital and now operates as an art gallery.
Sé Church: The Metropolitan Church of Belém is the archdiocese of the city and was built in the 18th century, and it is also an important part of the Cirio de Nazaré.
The tour also goes close to the “Paz” Theater, a replica of the Scalla Theater in Milan, and the Docks Complex, an old port of the city that now has restaurants and a small souvenir fair inside.
Schedule: Tuesday to Sunday: 8h30 and 14h30 Duration: 3h 30