Forte do Presepio, Belem

4.5
The panoramic views from the ramparts are alone well worth a visit to Forte do Presepio. Standing among the original canons, you can look out over Guajará Bay and witness, from a safe distance, the impressive flocks of vultures descending on Ver o Peso market. The fort itself is in the historic center of Belém and home to a small museum where you can take a tour and learn about the local history. A collection of ceramics and native Tupi and Marajoara artifacts dates from before the arrival of the Portuguese to the region. Plan trip to Belem with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.
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  • This is a very small 17th century fort, but you can get some nice views back to the cathedral and up the coast to the market area of Belem. Worth a visit - it is in the old city, adjacent to the...  more »
  • We spent about 1/2 hour here learning about the early Portuguese history of the area. I've been to a lot of forts all over the world, but I love history so I was very interested.  more »
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  • I really enjoyed the fort. It's small but full of history and you get great views of very o peso. Plus not that expensive to enter
  • Wonderful... The History right in front of us!
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