Belam - The Gateway to the River Amazon

Belam - The Gateway to the River Amazon

27

Mar
2021

Belam - The Gateway to the River Amazon

Posted by: Mahendra Venkatesh

Belam - The Gateway to the River Amazon

Belem is the capital and largest city of the state of Para in the north of Brazil. It is considered the gateway to the River Amazon as it contains a busy port, airport and a bus/coach station. It is the 11th most populous city in Brazil. Founded by the Kingdom of Portugal in the early 17th century, Belem was the first European colony on the Amazon. Belem has witnessed a boom in skyscrapers of late as a result of the rapid growth of the economy of the area. The city also has its fair share of historical architecture dating back to colonial times. Belem has also become one of the most popular safari destinations in the Amazon River delta.

Here are some of the top places to visit in Belem

1. Mosteiro dos Jerónimos
2. Torre de Belém
3. Palácio Nacional da Ajuda
4. Antiga Confeitaria de Belém
5. Museu da Electricidade (Electricity Museum)
6. Padrão dos Descobrimentos (Monument to the Discoveries)
7. Museu Nacional dos Coches
8. Centro Cultural de Belém
9. Museu de Marinha
10. Museu da Presidência da República-Palácio de Belém

Things to do in Belem

1. Visit the Jerónimos Monastery
2. Chill by the side of Padrão dos Descobrimentos
3. Have Portuguese Egg Tarts
4. Catch lovebirds at Belem Tower
5. The delightful Torre de Belem with its decorative battlements and Arabic design