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Centro Cultural Palácio Rio Negro was formerly the home to the governor and the seat of the government. Today it is a major space for exhibitions, concerts and other cultural activities. The exhibitions here showcase beautiful Brazilian art and sculpture of local artists. This place also has book launches, plays and literary events. The regal edifice has striking architectural details, and is an instantly recognizable feature of the street. Drop by for a taste of local culture.

What looks like a beautiful mansion with a large colorful dome is Teatro Amazonas. Built in the early 19th Century, this eclectic Renaissance style building stands tall today as Amazon's most prestigious opera house. The place will leave you in a state of awe with grandeur and extravagance. With tall archways, wide stairways and beautiful furnishings, this mansion is an attraction by itself. The dome alone makes a pretty picture, with decorated ceramic tiles that have gone in its making. Teatro Amazonas is host to many elite musicals, theatricals, and orchestral events. The Festival Amazonas de Ópera is held within the theater every year.

Standing tall as a major attraction for hordes of tourists in Manaus is Palacete Provincial, a majestic building that initially served as the headquarters of the military police. Today, the building houses museums and cultural centers where many exhibitions and cultural events are held. Museu de Arqueologia, Museu Numismatica Bernardo Campos and Museu Tiradentes are all located at Palacete Provincial . So if you are an ardent art lover then this place is perfect for you.

Established in 1870, Biblioteca Pública do Amazonas has one of the most comprehensive collection of books and other media resources in the city. Housed in a striking neo-classical edifice, the library has undergone numerous changes since it was first established, including a complete overhaul of its collection. The library also has a fantastic collection of books in braille, and also offers consultation services for research. It is a go to resource for students as well as researchers in the city.

Alfândega, literally meaning "Customs House," was built as far back as 1906, and is known for being the first building in Brazil to be built with stone blocks. With raw materials brought from England, this building stands tall as one of the major landmarks of Manaus. With quaint archways and intricate carving, its medieval Renaissance architecture makes it a major attraction for hoards of tourists. The tall tower and the lighthouse that looks like a turret complete the aesthetic circle of the building.

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