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The variety of attractions found in the city of Manaus makes it one of the main tourist destinations in Brazil.
The Teatro Amazonas, the ultimate symbol of the rubber period, is very rich and opened in 1896, to present European plays and operas that came to delight the rubber barons. In it, Carlos Gomes played “O Guarani” and Enrico Caruso sang “La Traviata”. The construction is simply enchanting both on the outside and on the inside, with its neoclassical facade painted in a pink shade. The dome is made of 36,000 ceramic scales in the colors of the Brazilian flag. Inside, we can see a large amount of English iron and Portuguese and Italian marble. The concert hall has a capacity for 700 people and is decorated with chandeliers from Venice. In the month of May, it is the setting for the Amazonas Opera Festival. If there are no shows during your visit, it is worth taking a guided tour, which is a plunge into the theater’s more than century-old history.
Located next to the port, the Adolpho Lisboa Municipal Market is the ideal place to find everything about handicrafts, smells and flavors from the Amazon. The market is in a beautiful building, built in the 19th century, and is an iron copy and colorful stained glass from Les Halles de Paris.
The Rio Negro Palace has a fantastic external facade, further adorned by the Jefferson Péres park, which surrounds it. The Palace, former headquarters of the government, was built in 1917 by a rubber baron.
The Provincial Palace, built in 1874, is a beautiful building located in the center of the city that houses several different attractions. In it are concentrated: the Pinacoteca do Estado, the Museum of Image and Sound, the Tiradentes Museum, the Archeology Museum and the Numismatic Museum, with a large collection of coins.
The Church of São Sebastião is close to the Teatro Amazonas and is a picturesque place that stands out for its internal decoration. The church dates from 1888 and has a wide variety of styles. It is a cool place to visit, especially for religious people.
Bosque da Ciência is managed by INPA – National Institute for Research in the Amazon – INPA. It is in an area of approximately 13 hectares and was designed to develop INPA’s scientific dissemination and environmental education program, while preserving the aspects of biodiversity that exist in the place. There you can find the manatee, an aquatic mammal threatened with extinction.
The Zoo of the CIGS (Center for Instruction in War in the Jungle) develops an impressive veterinary work, treating the injured or sick animals found in the forest and, after treating them, to return them to their natural habitat.
The Port of Manaus is considered the largest floating port in the world, built on a floating dock, which accompanies the rise and fall of the Negro River’s water level. Its structure is made up of several ramps and walkways that allow it to receive the large number of boats and ships of any size, which transport passengers and goods from Manaus. In the port there is a large number of boats that make the regional transport along the rivers of the Amazon. The place is very busy, kind of chaotic, but very interesting.