Forte do Presépio

sights / Military

Forte do Presépio information

Belém , Brazil
Praça Fr Brandão
admission R$4, free Tue
Opening hours
10am-6pm Tue-Fri, to 2pm Sat & Sun
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The city of Belém was founded in 1616 with the construction of this imposing fort, which was intended to protect Portuguese interests upriver against incursions by the French and Dutch. Today it houses a small but excellent museum, primarily about Pará’s indigenous communities (displays in Portuguese only), and has great river and city views from atop its thick stone walls.