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Belém: Half-Day City Tour with Ver-o-Peso Market Visit

1. Belém: Half-Day City Tour with Ver-o-Peso Market Visit

Start the tour with pickup from your hotel in Belém, then embark on your comprehensive half-day tour of the city's highlights. First, visit the colorful Ver-o-Peso market, located on the banks of Guajará Bay. Stroll through the largest open-air fair in Latin America and the most important commercial warehouse that supplies the city. Then, continue on to the Feliz Lusitânia complex, composed of the Sé Cathedral, Casa das Onze Janelas, with a visit to the Castelo Fortress, a landmark of the city in 1616. Also, see the Basilica Sanctuary Nossa Senhora de Nazaré, one of the most beautiful churches in Belém built in the neoclassical style neoclassical. Admire the marble decor and learn about how the building's history is mixed with the largest religious festival of the people of Pará, the Círio de Nazaré. After this, visit the Emilio Goeldi Museum (except on Tuesdays, when the museum is closed and your visit is replaced with a trip to Bosque Rodrigues Alves). The museum showcases a disciplinary mix of collections including scientific activities in the areas of zoology, human sciences (archeology, anthropology, geography and linguistics), and Earth sciences. Finally, pass through the main tourist points in the city such as República Square, Paz Theater, the Old Town, and more, before concluding your trip with drop-off back at your hotel.

From Belém: Icoaraci Ceramics 3-Hour Tour

2. From Belém: Icoaraci Ceramics 3-Hour Tour

Take a 3-hour tour from Belém and discover the village of Icoaraci, the largest center for the production of Marajoara and Tapajônica ceramics. Visit the Livramento neighborhood, where the picturesque Igarapé do Paracuiri is located. Learn how artisans who extract clay from here, to produce handicrafts. Browse the many shops filled with pottery, and see the entire process of ceramics production — from clay extraction and shaping, to the final product. Admire the huge variety of styles and colors, including reproductions of Marajoara and Tapajônica pieces, and stylized pieces with manganese coating.

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What people are saying about Belém, Brazil

The half-day city tour is a great apprach to the culture and sights in Belém. I loved how the food items were explained on Ver-o-peso market. The most important landmarks are covered. The guide was very helpful and understanding.

very happy with the city tour. super good guide with lots of knowledge