Macapa Brazil



Keywords: amapб, brazil, macapa, travel
Description: info in English about Macapб, city in the northern extreme of Brazil

Being part of Amazonia. the capital of Amapб is a stopping off point for migrating birds, which join the local flamingos, toucans, ibises, sea and river turtles, giant alligators, manatees, ant eaters and armadillos which make up the rich fauna of the region and lend special colouring to the green of the forest. In Macapб, the waters of the Amazon river bathe on the beaches of Fazendinha and Araxб, which afford very good bathing.

Bisected by the Equator, Macapб retains some of the history of the region in its monuments. One of these is Sao Jose Fort, at the entrance to the city. Completed in 1782 after 18 years of labour by Indians and slaves, the Fort is an example of French influence on the culture of the area and one of the best preserved military monuments in Brazil.

The history of Amapб is also represented in the Church of Sao Jose de Macapб, which dates from 1761. It is the oldest monument in the city and is built in the sternest colonial style of the Jesuits. At the Casa do Artesгo ceramics coated in manganese and indigenous art can be purchased as souvenirs. The beauty of indigenous artefacts can be seen in the weapons made from local wood and the variety of utensils and ornaments made with the teeth and bones of animals, feathers of birds, seeds and natural fibres.

Macapб - Amapб General information on Macapб and Amapб. Includes a good collection of photos, starting from http://www.macapa-ap.com.br/left/fotos1.html until http://www.macapa-ap.com.br/left/fotos7.html (change the final number from 1 through 7)




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