The only Basilica in the Brazilian Amazon has its history linked to the discovery of the image of Nossa Senhora de Nazaré by the caboclo Plácido
Known as the land of crab and good fishing, the city of São Caetano de Odivelas, located in the northeastern Pará just over 100 km from the capital, Belém, is home to a unique cultural event: the boi de mascaras (bull masks), also known as boi-tinga, referring to group of the same name.
Mostly present in the Atlantic region of the state, known as ‘Salgado Paraense’ or ‘Salty Pará’, and in the metropolitan area of Belém, no one knows for sure where or when it appeared, although some municipalities call themselves the “cradle of carimbó”.
Dalcídio Jurandir was a novelist and journalist. He was born on 10 January 1909 in Ponta de Pedras, on Marajó Island, Pará. Son of Alfredo Ramos Pereira and Margarida Nascimento, at thirteen he went to live and study in the state capital, Belém.
The ‘Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi’ is located in the city of Belém, Pará. Connected to the Ministry of Science and Technology, its mission is to produce and spread knowledge and archives related to the natural and socio-cultural systems of the Amazônia.