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Tour of Manaus
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Manaus is the capital of the federal state of Amazonas in Brazil. The greatest expansion of the city was in the years 1890 – 1920, when the city was the main source of rubber.

Manaus

The city of Manaus is located in the heart of the Amazon rainforest in northwestern Brazil, near the confluence of the Rio Negro and Amazon rivers. We can find a lot of attractions in the historic city center. From theaters, historic buildings to the houses of the richest people from the „Rubber Boom“ era, when the city was the main source of rubber for the whole world to the time when synthetic rubber was invented.

Amazon Theater

This icon of the city, which still hosts concerts and theater performances, was built in a combination of Art Nouveau, Baroque and Rococo style. The theater can accommodate up to 700 spectators. The mosaic on the floor of the theater is composed of more than 12,000 pieces of various woody plants. 36,000 pieces of tiles were used on the dome of the theater, and in the overall view we see the Brazilian flag on the dome.

Amazon Theater
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Largo São Sebastião

Largo São Sebastião is the main square in Manaus. Throughout the square we can notice black and white mosaics on the ground, which symbolizes the confluence of the rivers Rio Negra and Amazon, which flow far from the city. In the middle of the square there is a column depicting continents as a symbol of the connection of the world.

Largo São Sebastião
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Rio Negro Palace

This house belonged to the richest German family in Manaus during the „Rubber Boom“. Now this house is a museum of the Rubber boom, which will take you through the entire history of this period …

Rio Negro Palace
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Rio Negro beach

The beach on the Rio Negro is the most popular place in Manaus for those looking for socializing, swimming and nightly entertainment.

Rio Negro beach
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Confluence of the Rio Negro and Amazon rivers (Solimões)

The Portuguese „Encontro das Águas“ is a meeting of the waters of the Rio Negra and the Amazon, located a few kilometers from the city. Due to the difference in temperature, speed and density of both rivers, there is only a gradual mixing of both rivers in the length of about 15 km. At the confluence of these rivers, therefore, the line between the water from the Amazon and the water from the Rio Negra is clearly visible.

Confluence of the Rio Negro and Amazon rivers (Solimões)
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National Institute of Fisheries in Amazonia-Inpa

INPA is actually a rescue station for wildlife animals, which this research institution helps to return to the wilderness of the Amazon. Here you will find trees over 600 years old, many plants and animals from the Amazon rainforest, as well as the largest specimens of animals found in the Amazon rainforest. Some species of animals move freely around the area …

National Institute of Fisheries in Amazonia-Inpa
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Jungle trips

Travel agencies

There are, of course, many travel agencies in Manaus that take trips to both the rivers and the Amazon rainforest. They have a really wide selection. You can stay in jungle hotels with air conditioning and wifi to wild camping in hammocks and learning primitive survival in the jungle.

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