Manaus: Your Getaway to the Amazon Rainforest

Manaus: Your Getaway to the Amazon Rainforest, Manaus, Brazil (B)

We Brazilian don’t give too much importance to the North in terms of tourism and prefer Rio and the beaches in the Northeast. The mindset in Brazil is that the North is just the jungle and nothing else…

But I’m here to claim that you should visit this very special part of Brazil! Not only to understand this country better, but also to have unique and unforgettable experiences.

Without any expectations and just one reference (The Amazon Opera House) I left Sao Paulo for Manaus. The flight took around 4h and even before landing I could see nature’s grandiosity and exuberance in the Amazonas state.

The Portuguese conquered the Amazonas state during the 17th century. Before that it was a Spanish territory, however England, Holland and France made their way through the region in an attempt to conquer it and to establish trade commerce.

The city of Manaus was founded in 1848, very close in time to the rubber boom (from 1850 to 1912). The Amazon economy began to prosper based on rubber exploitation, but also cacao, Brazil nuts, rice, guaraná and other forest products. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Manaus: Your Getaway to the Amazon Rainforest
Guide Location: Brazil » Manaus
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Pericles Rosa Da Nova
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Largo São Sebastião
  • Amazonas Opera House
  • Rio Negro
  • Palacio da Justica
  • State Art Gallery
  • Museu do Seringal
  • Municipal Market
  • Praia de Ponta Negra
  • Caldeira Bar