Once through the gate of the fort, there is an inner courtyard housing the original cannons. The views from the top of the wall go as far as the Guamá River, taking in the area where the Açaí Fair takes place at dawn and, of course, the ubiquitous Ver-o-Peso market.
The biggest surprise is, however, well guarded inside one of the fort’s rooms. It is the beautiful museum of Castelo de São Jorge Fort, which displays a permanent exhibition focused on the colonization of the Brazilian Amazon, with pieces of pottery from the Tapajós Indians and Marajó Island prior to the arrival of the Portuguese. Excellent!