The city offers a lot of strolls, as one that takes the tourists to see the junction of the rivers Negro and Solimões. On the city center, the visitor can see historic buildings and museums about Amazon river region. On Mercado Municipal (Municipal Market), there are local and Indian craft ... More shops. The regional cookery is based on fishes of the region and exotic fruits very frequently utilized for preparing juices and ice creams. Manaus has hotels with different levels, including some international ones.
The name Manaus is a reference to the Indian manaós, who lived there. During so many years, the city lived almost isolated. However, from the XIX century, the growth of the international commerce of rubber, whose raw material was extracted from native rubber trees of the forest, Manaus start to ... More be attractive to the businessmen from all over the world.
On the end of the XIX century, the wealth produced by the exportation of rubber financed the construction, in the middle of the tropical forest, of luxurious buildings that reproduced the architectonic styles that were in the high European fashion.
On one of the major symbol of the economic development from that period, the Teatro Amazonas (Amazonas Theater), there were exhibitions of famous European opera companies.
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