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Mini Trip Guide to the Amazon River's Biggest City: Manaus, Brazil

João Canziani A riverboat docking

Photo: João Canziani

Starting with its famous 19th-century opera house—in the Brazilian rain forest—Manaus is a study in contrasts, an electronics mecca on the Amazon. Few bazaars compare with the fish market in the frenetic river port of Manaus, smack in the middle of the Brazilian Amazon: the biggest city in the world's biggest forest. The Amazon and its many tributaries contain at least 3,000 species of fish, most of which are found nowhere else in the world.

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Destinations: Montana · Manaus + The Amazon

Inspired by: Manaus Moment — by Mark Jacobson, Published Mar. 2006

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    Canto da Peixada

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    Bar do Armando

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    Sweetwater Travel Co.

    Founded by three brothers who grew up in Montana, Sweetwater excels at guiding first-time fly-fishing anglers. T+L Trip pick Fly-fish Montana. Go h

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    Teatro Amazonas

    The link between Manaus's two booms, the Teatro, the undisputed centerpiece of what the town fathers hope will become a nice little tourist industr

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    Mercado Municipal Adolpho Lisboa

    With its soaring tin roof and stained-glass windows, the century-old Manaus fish market is nothing if not a temple dedicated to Amazonian biodivers

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