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
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.
A city in Pará, 120km from Santarém and 850km from the state capital, Belém, carries today the name of one of the twentieth century’s greatest exponents of capitalism.
In place of cooked black beans, maniçoba is a delicacy made with cassava leaves, known as ‘maniva’ in the Northern states. Its name comes from the Tupi “mandi'sowa”, which means cassava leaf.
Conceived by Jesuit priest Giovanni Gallo, the Marajó Museum, located in Cachoeira do Arari on Marajó Island, Pará, is a memory centre for the Marajoara people. Pieces from archaeological sites, dating from 400 to 1300CE.