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The Amazon Sights

São José Liberto

Updated 06/24/2013

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Belém's old prison began as a monastery, became a brewery, then an armory, a nunnery, and eventually the final stop for many criminals. Today's museums and garden are an attempt to redeem long years of tortuous conditions and bloody rebellions. Behind the enormously thick walls are a gem museum, a prison museum, and several shops.

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Praça Amazonas, Belém, 66023-075, Brazil



Sight Details:

  • R$4
  • Tues.–Sat. 10–10, Sun. 3–10

Updated 06/24/2013


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