Casa das Onze Janelas
Forte do Presépio
The city of Belém was founded in 1616 with the construction of this imposing fort, which was intended to protect Portuguese interests...
Museu de Arte Sacra
This museum has two parts: the impressive Igreja do Santo Alexandre and the adjoining Palâcio Episcopal (Bishop’s Palace). Santo...
Catedral da Sé
After years of slow, sad decline, Belém’s historic cathedral now radiates inside and out, thanks to a major renovation. The exterior...
Boteco das Onze
Part of Casa das Onze Janelas gallery, this is one of the city’s best restaurant-bars. It has an indoor dining room with modern art on...
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Lonely Planet review
Once the home of a sugar baron, then a military hospital, the Casa das Onze Janelas now houses an excellent art gallery and one of Belém’s finest restaurants, Boteco das Onze. The medium-sized gallery contains a mix of classical and modern artwork, plus a good photography exhibit upstairs. The cafe in back has a view of the Rio Guamá.