Top Historical Places in Belem

Are you looking to explore the history of Belem through the ages? There are a number of historical destinations in Belem including the time-honored buildings, monuments, palaces, and parks where you can learn about the glorious past of Belem. The presence of these historical sites and museums will take you on a walk through Belem ‘s rich history.
If you are willing to have an in-depth historical information about Belem, we recommend that you take a wonderful guided tour to cover the major historical attractions. Also, check the opening and closing time for each so that you can organize your time. Make sure that you go through the complete list of historical places in Belem for a great trip!

Let's witness the history of Belem with these top historical places - monuments and landmarks:

  1. Estacao Das Docas

    4.7 (130 Votes)
    Estacao Das Docas

    Food And Drinks, Restaurant, Theatre, Archaeological Site

    What used to be three run down warehouses were converted into the city’s most popular hangout in 2000. The docks bring together food, performance art, fashion and events over 32 thousand square meters. Over six thousand people visit the place every day. There are six restaurants, a tavern, exhibitions on the ports history and urban archaeology, and an art house movie theatre. Most nights,...Read more
  2. Basilica De Nossa Senhora De Nazare

    Church, Historical Site

    The Cirio de Nazare is Brazil’s most beautiful catholic event, and it’s been happening here, associated to this city, and more recently this church, for over 200 years. The church was built in 1852 on the site where an image of the Lady of Nazareth was found. You can still see the image inside the church, today. During the festival, the image is taken in a 2-million strong processio...Read more
  3. Forte Do Presepio

    4.7 (115 Votes)
    Forte Do Presepio

    Museum, Ancient Ruin, Fort

    Belem was founded with the construction of this fort, the ruins of which now recall an imposing, stolid but beautiful stronghold. It was built to protect Portuguese colonial interests from other colonial forces that might sail up river. Used in conflict several times, the fort was rebuilt a number of times with additional artillery, which you can still see arranged around the site. Today, from ...Read more
  4. Catedral Metropolitana De Belem

    Church, Historical Site

    This 18th century church was completed in 1771 on the site of an earlier church. From the outside, it is a masterpiece of mixed art, combining elements of Baroque, Rococo, and Neo-Classical influences. The towers follow the model of Bologna churches. Inside, the church is lavishly decorated. It has a classic organ, richly adorned wall panels, large paintings of saints on the sides, and beautifu...Read more
  5. Sao Jose Liberto And Museu Gemas Do Para

    Museum, Garden, Memorial, Amphitheater

    The St. Joseph Liberto was first a convent (1749), but afterwards adopted many other roles – ammunitions magazine, barracks, hospital and prison. In 2002, though, it was reopened as a gem museum. You’ll find here today the Polo Jeweller and Artisan House and the Para Gems Museum. The museum has about 4000 pieces, exhibited over 5 rooms, which also explore the history and tradition o...Read more
  6. Praca Da Republica

    4.5 (82 Votes)
    Praca Da Republica

    Monument, Square

    Despite many attempts to tame the wilderness that once existed here, nothing truly succeeded until the name of the Largo da Campina was changed to Praca da Republica, and it was decided that a monument to the republic would be erected here. The monument, by Michele Sebastiano, is of a woman representing democracy; with an olive branch in one hand for peace; and a lion-riding genie for freedom; ...Read more

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