[buh-lem; Portuguese bey-len]
- a seaport in N Brazil on the Pará River.
Also called Pará.
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But as one moves back, one quickly discovers that Belem is somewhat of a maze.
With 150 employees, Belem carries a certain old-world charm.
Since 1837, Pasteis de Belem has satiated the city's sweet tooth, becoming a landmark of Portuguese gastronomic pride.
Nicolas the Frenchman is first mentioned in 1517 as working at Belem.Portuguese Architecture
Walter Crum Watson
When we had exhausted the Avenida I suggested going on to Belem.Lalage's Lovers
George A. Birmingham
On his arrival at Lisbon, he suffered a short imprisonment in the tower of Belem.Journal of a Voyage to Brazil
The king arrived, the king arrived, and disembarked at Belem.The Bible in Spain
Belem, on the banks of the Amazon, is twenty leagues from the main ocean.
- a port in N Brazil, the capital of Pará state, on the Pará River: major trading centre for the Amazon basin. Pop: 2 097 000 (2005 est)
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