Santarém do Pará

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An ancient village of the Tapajós Indians, Santarém is a city located about 800 kilometers (500 miles) from both the largest cities of Amazonas, Manaus, and the capital of the state of Pará in Brazil, and where the Tapajós join the Amazon River, making this a very popular place for tourism.
It is the second most important city in the state and the financial and economic center of the western part of the state.
It is the head of the metropolitan area of ​​Santarém, which is made by Santarém, Belterra and Mojuí dos Campos.
This Brazilian city is the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Santarém.
Because of the crystalline waters of the Tapajós River, the region has more than 100 kilometers of beaches that look more like the sea. This is the case of Alter do Chão, known as the "Brazilian Caribbean" and considered one of the most beautiful beaches in Brazil and the most beautiful freshwater beach in the world.
All the biodiversity of the Amazon can be found in the outskirts of the city. They are areas of tropical forest, igapós and cerrado, besides the meeting of the blue waters of the Tapajós river with the muddy waters of the Amazon.
Also this city is the stage of one of the biggest folkloric manifestations of the region, the Sairé, that attracts tourists of the whole world.
Boat trips are the most interesting ways to enjoy the landscapes, always colored by herons, toucans, macaws, parrots ...
One of the busiest tours is the Lake Maicá, a natural nursery of Amazonian fish, also frequented by a multitude of birds and reptiles. The place is sought after for bird and animal watching, especially in the early morning or late afternoon.
Several of the attractions in the city are the Regional Port, an important point of arrival and departure of cargo and passengers from riverside towns and other cities in Western Pará, the Municipal Market, a popular fair with a wide variety of regional products such as fruits, vegetables, flour, fish and medicinal plants and the Cathedral of Our Lady of Conception, the oldest building of the municipality built in 1761 that despite the degradation of time, restorations and modifications still carries the traces of its original architecture.
Craft shops are enough where you can purchase ceramic pieces and souvenirs.
The João Fona Cultural Center, also known as Santarém Museum, is a space with a diverse collection of archaeological pieces called tapajónicas, an inheritance of the ethnic peoples of the Amazon Basin.
Lovers of the dishes of different flavors prepared with fish find in Santarém the perfect gastronomic place. Pirarucu, tambaqui, acarí and tucunare are some options of fish from the fresh waters of the region. Another traditional dish is tacacá, a thick broth, served in a gourd, prepared with tucupi, jambu leaves, tapioca gum, shrimp, chili pepper and regional products from Amazonia.
The dominant climate is hot and humid, characteristic of Tropical Forests. It is not subject to significant temperature changes due to its proximity to the equator line.
The average annual temperature ranges from 25 ° C to 28 ° C, with an average relative humidity of 86% air.
The average annual rainfall is 1920 mm, with greater intensity in the so called "winter" period, which occurs from December to May, when the average monthly precipitation varies from 170 mm to 300 mm.
In the months of June to November occurs the driest period, corresponding to the regional "summer". During this period, the lowest rainfall occurred in the region, with average values ​​lower than 60 mm, between August and October.
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Brazilian Amazon
Alter Do Chão - Pará
Angra dos Reis
Aparecida, Sao Paulo
Arraial d 'Ajuda, Bahia
Balneário Camboriú
Lençóis Maranhenses
Belém do Pará
Belo Horizonte - Minas Gerais
Bonito - Brazil
Búzios - Rio de Janeiro
Cabo Frio - Rio de Janeiro
Caldas Novas - Goiás
Campos do Jordão
Canela - Rio Grande do Sul
Canoa Quebrada - Ceará
Caraguatatuba, Litoral de São Paulo
Caraiva, Bahia
Cumbuco, Ceará
Fernando de Noronha
Flecheiras - Ceará
Fortaleza, ceara
Foz do Iguacu
Genipabu - Natal
Guarujá, São Paulo Coast
Ilhéus - Bahia
Itacare, Bahia
Jericoacoara - Ceará
João Pessoa - Paraíba
Luís Correia - Piaui
Maceio, Alagoas
Manaus - Amazonia
Mangaratiba, Rio de Janeiro
Maragogi, Alagoas
Barra Grande, Maraú Peninsula
Maresias, Coast of São Paulo
Morro Branco - Ceará
Morro de São Paulo - Bahia
Natal - Brazil
Ouro Preto - Minas Gerais
Parintins - Amazonia
Penedo - Finnish colony
Pipa Beach
Pirangi do Norte
Pirenópolis - Goiás
Pantanal - Brazil
Ponta Negra, Natal
Porto Alegre
Porto de Galinhas
Porto Seguro - Bahía
Prado, Bahia
Praia das Fontes - Ceará
Forte Beach, Bahia
Praia do Francês
Rio das Ostras
Rio de Janeiro
Salinas, Pará
Salinópolis - Pará
Salvador da Bahia
Santa Cruz Cabrália - Bahia
Santos, São Paulo
São Luís do Maranhão
Sao Paulo
São Pedro da Aldeia
São Sebastião - Coast of São Paulo
Soure, Marajó Island - Pará
Tabatinga, Caraguatatuba
Tibau do Sul
Tiradentes - Minas Gerais
Trancoso, Bahia
Parnaíba River Delta
Vitória do Espírito Santo

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