Tourist Guide to Macapá, in the Amazon, Brazil

Tourist Guide to Macapá, in the Amazon, Brazil

The city of  Macapá is located in Brazil's Northern Region and it is the capital of  Amapá state. The city was founded first around a fortress named  Forte de São José do Macapá in 1688. More settlers arrived from the Azores in 1751 to defend region from French, English and Dutch invasions. African slaves were brought later to carry on building the fort. City of Macapá in the Amazon itself was founded in 1738.  Macapá is called "The capital of the middle of the world " due to the f... [ read more ]