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Address: Marquesa da Santa Cruz St, Manaus, State of Amazonas, Brazil

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Historic building on the waterfront

Didn't manage to get inside, but the building is another elegant relic from the rubber boom times and pleasant to see in passing.

Reviewed 17 February 2017
Anthony S
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Brisbane, Australia
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 17 February 2017

Didn't manage to get inside, but the building is another elegant relic from the rubber boom times and pleasant to see in passing.

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Bourne, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

As expected this building sits on the waterfront and is one of the first things seen by the river traveler. It is of ornate 19th century design and is of interest to lovers of architecture

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Thank Ges R
Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2016

The customs house is composed of a floating dock as well as the house itself. This was the main gateway to Manaus over a century ago. The dick was considered a technical marvel because it rises and falls with the seasonal water levels which can vary by 20 metres. The customs house was imported from England in 1906 as a... More 

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Thank cebcolpitts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2016

but its a great place to visit. right next to the local central market. beautiful building. came directly from europe. piece by piece.

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Thank Mike P
Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed 22 December 2014

This building could be seen by us from our cruise ship balcony thus we walked to it several times. It is not open to the public. The building looks very nice from the outside. Trucks loaded with good s line up starting early in the morning as they wait for small river boats to come in so the goods can... More 

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Thank texaswillie
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 264 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2013

This building and associated lighthouse are located right on the waterfront near the ferry terminal. It is certainly an interesting building and reminiscent from when Manaus was a thriving rubber trading city. Whilst the best views of it are from out the side doors of the terminal it can also be seen from the waterfront road if you happen to... More 

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Thank Johnpsau
Vancouver
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2012

A beautiful building on the waterfront in Manaus, the Alfandega stands out like a beacon. The lighthouse attached to this building has a fascinating farol (lantern room) at the apex. Although probably no longer in use, it is possible to get reasonably close, with permission, to photograph it.

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Reviewed 23 October 2012

It is quite a nice building but i don't think you can go in at this time. as there are a lot of construction around.

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