Sleep Inn Manaus
Avenida Rodrigo Otavio
Phone: (55) 92 3321-8800
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Bosque da Ciência is a forest rich in local flora and fauna. This area is home to several wild animals like monkeys, sloths, turtles, otters and myriad tropical birds. There is also a manatee pool with underwater windows. Many species of plants, including poisonous and medicinal plants, and many trails and treks that attract hoards of tourists can be found here. Tours are held here throughout the year.
Centro Cultural Palácio Rio Negro was formerly the home to the governor and the seat of the government. Today it is a major space for exhibitions, concerts and other cultural activities. The exhibitions here showcase beautiful Brazilian art and sculpture of local artists. This place also has book launches, plays and literary events. The regal edifice has striking architectural details, and is an instantly recognizable feature of the street. Drop by for a taste of local culture.
Standing tall as a major attraction for hordes of tourists in Manaus is Palacete Provincial, a majestic building that initially served as the headquarters of the military police. Today, the building houses museums and cultural centers where many exhibitions and cultural events are held. Museu de Arqueologia, Museu Numismatica Bernardo Campos and Museu Tiradentes are all located at Palacete Provincial . So if you are an ardent art lover then this place is perfect for you.
Admire the Igreja São Sebastião or the Church Saint Sebastian for its quaint architecture and aesthetic element. Built in 1888, the church has a huge dome and archways with beautiful paintings on stained glass. These tell the story of the martyrdom of Saint Sebastian and old fables from the Bible. You can also find murals of angels everywhere in the church. With extravagant facades built in the Gothic style, this church is a popular attraction.
Established in 1870, Biblioteca Pública do Amazonas has one of the most comprehensive collection of books and other media resources in the city. Housed in a striking neo-classical edifice, the library has undergone numerous changes since it was first established, including a complete overhaul of its collection. The library also has a fantastic collection of books in braille, and also offers consultation services for research. It is a go to resource for students as well as researchers in the city.
What looks like a beautiful mansion with a large colorful dome is Teatro Amazonas. Built in the early 19th Century, this eclectic Renaissance style building stands tall today as Amazon's most prestigious opera house. The place will leave you in a state of awe with grandeur and extravagance. With tall archways, wide stairways and beautiful furnishings, this mansion is an attraction by itself. The dome alone makes a pretty picture, with decorated ceramic tiles that have gone in its making. Teatro Amazonas is host to many elite musicals, theatricals and orchestral events. There is also an annual film festival that takes place here. So this place certainly represents Brazil's art and culture.
Tucked away on the leafy Avenida Eduardo Ribeiro, this stately edifice is one of the most recognizable feature of the street. Constructed in a harmonious blend of French and English styles, Palácio da Justiça is one of the city's architectural gems. Built in 1900, the beautiful edifice functioned as the region's courthouse for a large part of the century, before being transformed into a cultural center. Today, Palácio da Justiça hosts a steady program of artistic and cultural events, and is open for visits to the general public.
With a history dating back to the late 17th Century, Catedral Metropolitana, also known as Igreja Matriz, is one of the oldest churches in the city. Over time, the church building has undergone numerous expansions and changes, including complete restructuring because of a fire in 1850. The current edifice is a regal structure, with Greek architectural influences and stunning interiors.
Alfândega, literally meaning "Customs House," was built as far back as 1906, and is known for being the first building in Brazil to be built with stone blocks. With raw materials brought from England, this building stands tall as one of the major landmarks of Manaus. With quaint archways and intricate carving, its medieval Renaissance architecture makes it a major attraction for hoards of tourists. The tall tower and the lighthouse that looks like a turret complete the aesthetic circle of the building.
Beyond its tourist profile, the coastal city of Manaus is also popular as a major business and transport hub for sea travel. With a history dating back to the 17th Century, Porto de Manaus is not just one of the oldest, but also one of the busiest ports in the region. From gigantic cargo vessels and fishing trawlers to luxury cruise liners, the port sees a hectic amount of activity throughout the year. Drop by during daytime to witness the industrialized side of the city.
An interesting way to check out the city's vibe and pace of life is to pay a visit to the Floating Docks. Jutting out of the main landmass, the docks act as an entry and departure point for tourists as well as traders to the city. As expected, there's a constant bustle to the place, teeming with locals going about their daily activities. You can also explore the nearby market for the freshest goods from the dock.
Located in the heart of the city, this urban park is the place to take respite from the constant bustle of Centro. Spanning 60000 square meters (645,835 square feet), the park offers something for everyone, from jogging trails and bike paths for the fitness conscious, to a playground for kids. The artificial lake is one of the striking features of the park. The park is regularly host to numerous cultural activities throughout the year. There's a restaurant and a cafe as well on site.