Belem City Guide


Travel Guide


An Introduction To Belem

Belem

It's a fantastic idea to visit Belem there is a wide variety of things to see and do regardless of whether you are travelling alone, with family or part of a group. We only wish to offer a few suggestions of what to do in Belem but rather just provide guidance and offer advice on what is there. Just like in other cities, there are plenty of good and bad places to visit and if this visit is your first to Belem or if you are a seasoned visitor, there is always something new to see or do. It can be wise to set in your mind what you want to do and see, and Belem has plenty of interesting experiences that will create many memories.

Top Ten Attractions

When you are visiting Belem there are a lot of attractions that you should be aware of to possibly plan into your trip. The popular Pará vicinity of Brazil has attractions that you may know and perhaps others that aren't known to non local locals of Belem we have amassed a Top Ten list to assist you:

1. Teatro da Paz
2. Basilica de Nossa Senhora de Nazare
3. Mangal das Garcas
4. Catedral Metropolitana de Belem
5. Casa das 11 Janelas
6. Algodoal Island
7. Forte do Presepio
8. Catedral da Se
9. Santo Alexandre Church (Museu de Arte Sacra)
10. Espaco Sao Jose Liberto

This collection are just to get you going if you have taken a quality guide book you will be able to find more and depending how much time you have in Belem. You are sure to find other interesting attractions and locations in the Belem area of Brazil.

Transport

Belem is not a hard place to travel around. Once you have an eye for the place and you are familiar with a couple of landmarks it should become pretty simple. You can discoverer a lot of the area on foot but make sure you stick to places you know after dark. If you wish to cover larger distances across Belem there are a number of transport options. There is a good network of buses that tickets can be purchases to cover multiple journeys. There is also the option to use Belem Taxis, but be aware of slow moving traffic at rush hour. Whichever way you plan to explore Belem make sure you see as much of the city as your can.

Belem Val de Cans Airport (BEL) Car Rental



Places To Stay

If you wish to reside in Belem for a period longer than one day you will need to find a place to stay. Belem has a wide range of places to bed down these includes high end, deluxed locations to lower end hotels, bed and breakfasts and hostels. If you are travelling on business ensure the hotel you decide to select has suitable facilities and is in the right area for your meetings as the traffic in Belem can cause problems at certain times of the day. If you are looking for a prestigious hotel to stay at there is a selection of top independent and chain hotels. Belem also offers a good selection of lower star hotels that offer basic but suitable facilities for travellers. If you are visiting on a small budget there is a number of guest houses and hotels in the area which are a fine place to sleep overnight. Whatever accommodation type you select in Belem ensure you take time to seek out deals that are available on countless travel web sites, often these are out of season or when a home sports team isn't playing a game.

Recommended Hotels

1. Radisson Hotel Maiorana Belem
2. Golden Tulip Belem
3. Crowne Plaza Hotel Belem
4. Belem Soft Hotel
5. Vila Rica Belem Hotel

Venues To Dine

A wide number of venues are available to dine at in Belem, where you eat really depends on your taste and budget. There are quite a lot of dining venues that offer Brazilian menus that will not cost the Earth. If you wish to dine in a high class restaurant there are a number of these, but be sure to have a prior reservation and ensure that your follow the dress code if there is one. If you just want quick food there are the familiar names like Burger King exist, but if you are on the trail for something more real you should ask a local and see where they suggest. A fundamental part of enjoying a city is to try it's local food There is a wide variety of places to dine in Belem. whether that is a café, a fine restaurant or food from a street vendor. Check out local guides and press for offers and remember to try something new.

Recommended Places To Eat

1. Cairu
2. Manjar das Garcas
3. Roxy Bar
4. Remanso do Bosque
5. Xicara da Silva

Information

When getting you head around a new city like Belem it is good practice to have some inside knowledge. Here are a number of facts that could be of help to you.

Continent: South America
Country: Brazil
Region: Pará
International Dialing Code: 55
Belem Coordinates: 1.4558° S, 48.5039° W
Altitude: 10 m (30 ft)
Currency: Brazilian Real (BRL)
Language: Portuguese
Belem Time Zone: UTC/GMT -3 hour
City Population: 1,437,600
Metro Population: 2,249,405
Temperature High In 32.2°C (90 °F)
Temperature Low In 21.7°C /71.1°F

Keeping Safe

Like most cities Belem has it's pros and cons, it is wise to maintain your wits about you and you will be fine and hold fond memories of this great Brazilian location. Before you set off, buy a good guide book and know where you are going, try not to make it obvious you are a visitor to the city by carrying an expensive camera around your neck and don't carry huge amounts of cash on your person. Stick to areas you know after dark and should get lost, don't panic just hail a taxi. Just because you might be on holiday, don't switch off. Bear this is mind and you will have a great time in Belem. On the whole Brazil is a very safe country with warm and friendly residents. Some basic groundwork pays dividends and if you know a city better, you will have a much better time there.

16 Jan 2016