Museo do Círio

Museo do Círio information

Location
Belém , Brazil
Address
Jóao Alfredo
Prices
adult/student R$4/2, Tue free
Opening hours
10am-6pm Tue-Fri, 9am-1pm Sat & Sun
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The many idiosyncrasies of Belém’s famous religious festival, the Círio de Nazaré, are explained in this handsome museum, from the discovery of a tiny statue of Mary in a riverbank in 1700, to the story behind the 400m, 450kg rope that's now such an integral part of the procession, the faithful masses jostling for a chance to touch or pull it.

Explanations in Portuguese only.