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Manaus Mini Guide
What can you Tell me About Manaus?
It’s one of the host cities for the 2014 FIFA World Cup but is worth a visit in its own right. It was the centre of the Brazilian rubber trade until petrochemicals took its business away. The city has over two million inhabitants making it the most populous in Northern Brazil and straddles the Rio Negro which feeds into the nearby Amazon River. It’s a place of culture and beauty and anyone making the journey to the city won’t be disappointed, despite the energy sapping heat and humidity.
How do I get to Manaus?
Beginning next summer, on a seasonal basis at first, TAP will fly you direct from Lisbon
. Other options are to fly to Miami
and get a connection there or to go to Rio
and fly on from there. Car hire is recommended in the city as public transport is often dirty, sweaty and chaotic.
After the World Cup, What’s There to do in the City?
Take in an opera at the grand Opera House built with the profits of rubber. A shadow of its heyday, you’ll still be treated to great performances. For great shopping, you’ll do a double take at the Mercado Municipal which is almost an exact copy of the famous Les Halles market in Paris. For a little respite from the heat, spend some time on the city’s two beautiful river beaches; the Ponta Negra and the Praia da Lua. Finish up your stay in the city with a breath-taking experience at the Paricatuba Waterfall, accessible only by boat.