The best museums in Belém in December 2023

These are the top 10 best museums in Belém, Brazil, ranked by their rating and popularity in 2023. Click a museum for more information about the museum, including visitor information, exhibitions and reviews.

For a complete overview of museums in Belém, their exhibitions and discount cards & passes, see our overview page with all museums in Belém.

Looking for the best museums in Belém? These are the best ones:

  1. Igreja e Colégio de Santo Alexandre1

    Igreja e Colégio de Santo Alexandre

    The old Jesuit complex, which is one of the most important still existing in the country, is now home to the Museu de Arte Sacra do Pará. This museum showcases a rich collection of 17th and 18th century paintings and sculptures from the Amazon region, making it a must-visit for art and history enthusiasts.
  2. Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi2

    Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi

    The Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi promotes science through various facilities. It houses a natural history museum, a botanical garden, and a zoological park. Additionally, the museum manages a scientific research station in the Amazon forest, known as the Estação Científica Ferreira Penna. These facilities offer a comprehensive insight into the biodiversity of the Amazon basin.
  3. Bosque Rodrigues Alves3

    Bosque Rodrigues Alves

    The Bosque Rodrigues Alves, officially known as Jardim Botânico da Amazônia, is a botanical garden situated in Belém, the capital city of the Brazilian state of Pará. This garden is a significant part of the city's history and offers a unique opportunity to explore the diverse flora of the Amazon.
  4. 4

    Bioparque Amazônia

    The park offers a variety of activities for visitors. These include contemplative tourism of wild animals, ecotourism, research, and environmental education. This makes it a great destination for those interested in nature and wildlife.
  5. 5

    Museu do Círio

    The Museu do Círio houses a rich documentary collection that provides insight into the history of popular devotion surrounding the celebration of the Círio de Nossa Senhora de Nazaré. This event is the largest religious manifestation of the State of Pará and one of the largest in Brazil and the world. Celebrated since 1793 in the city of Belém do Pará, it is listed as Brazilian intangible cultural heritage.
  6. Herbário Profª Drª Marlene Freitas da Silva6

    Herbário Profª Drª Marlene Freitas da Silva

    The Herbário Profª Drª Marlene Freitas da Silva (MFS) is a university herbarium located in the city of Belém. It is a part of the State University of Pará (UEPA) and is named in honor of the botanist Marlene Freitas da Silva, a renowned taxonomist from the Amazon specializing in the botanical family Leguminosae. The herbarium is registered under the acronym MFS in the Index Herbariorum.
  7. Pará State Museum7

    Pará State Museum

    The Pará State Museum, also known as the Historical Museum of the State of Pará (MHEP), is a government-run institution established in 1981. It is situated in the Lauro Sodré Palace in the Old City district of Belém, in the state of Pará. The museum is known for its diverse exhibitions of contemporary artists.
  8. Antônio Lemos Palace8

    Antônio Lemos Palace

    The Antônio Lemos Palace, also known as the Belém Art Museum, is a multifunctional building that serves as a public building, palace, museum, and city hall. It was built in 1860 by José da Gama Abreu during the rubber cycle, a period of economic boom in the region. This historical building offers a glimpse into the rich history and architectural style of the period.
  9. Memorial Amazônico da Navegação9

    Memorial Amazônico da Navegação

    The Memorial Amazônico da Navegação (MAN) is a historical museum located in Belém, Pará, Brazil. It was inaugurated in 2005 and offers a unique insight into the history and culture of the region.
  10. 10

    Clube de Ciências da UFPA - CCI UFPA


All museums in Belém