"Belem do Para" Top 5 Page for this destination Belém by mircaskirca
Belém Travel Guide: 131 reviews and 343 photos
Belem is the capital and also the biggest city of the state of Para with aproximately 2,1 million of inhabitants. It's a jumping-off point for those seeking for Amazon adventures and one of Brazil's busiest ports. The city is lying about 60 miles upriver from the Atlantic Ocean, near the equator. The river is the Para, part of the greater Amazon river system. One part of the city contains modern skyscrapers and the other part, the colonial section, has charming tree-filled squares, churches and traditional blue tiles. Belem is also known as "cidade das mangueiras" (the city of mango trees) due to the large number of those trees found in the city.
It's a hot and rainy city. Humidity is very high. The climate is equatorial which means little variance from day to day. The wettest months are between January and May, but whenever you travel, be prepared for daily rain and high temperatures.
There are some lovely islands worth exploring while you are in Belem: Ilha de Algodoal, Ilha de Marajo and Ilha de Cotijuba, all of them real ecological delights!!
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