Palácio Antonio Lemos & MABE
Museu do Estado do Pará
The State Museum of Pará is housed in the grand Palácio Lauro Sodré, originally the residence of Portugal’s royal representatives in...
Museo do Círio
The many idiosyncrasies of Belém’s famous religious festival, the Círio de Nazaré, are explained in this handsome museum, from the...
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...
Praça Dom Pedro II · interesting places nearby
Palácio Antonio Lemos & MABE information
This rubber-boom palace served as city hall in the late 1800s, and its 2nd floor now houses the Museu de Arte de Belém. The museum has gorgeous wood floors – cloth slippers are provided – and a fine collection of statuettes, antiques and Brazilian 20th-century paintings, such as Theodoro Braga's 1908 oil Fundação da Cidade de Belém . Two first-floor galleries hold rotating exhibits.