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Centro Historico de Sao Luis

Sao Luis, State of Maranhao, Brazil
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I had a nice enough time here, but if you are choosing between Sao Luis and other cities with... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
eaglehaslanded
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Boston, MA
Lots of Character, Evenings are Brilliant

There are a lot of negative reviews of Sao Luis' historical center around and while it is indeed... read more

Reviewed 23 January 2018
mbaas
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Singapore
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  • Poor9%
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“old town” (5 reviews)
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Sao Luis, State of Maranhao, Brazil
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I had a nice enough time here, but if you are choosing between Sao Luis and other cities with colonial/historical centers (such as Olinda and Ouro Preto), this city, though interesting for other reasons, is probably skippable. If you do end up here, you can...More

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Reviewed 23 January 2018

There are a lot of negative reviews of Sao Luis' historical center around and while it is indeed correct that much work still needs to be done, Sao Luis is terrifically atmospheric with a great live music scene. We have been all-over Brazil and would...More

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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

I spent a couple of hours wandering around the historic centre of San Luis. It's worth making a day or afternoon stop in Soa Luis on your way to or from lençóis. Lot's of old tiled buildings to see, many in disrepair but this adds...More

Thank Christine F
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Reviewed 25 December 2017 via mobile

As a brazilian citizen I feel obliged to loathe brazilian authorities who let one of the most beautiful architectural complexes in southern hemisphere run down in such a sad way. The buildings are gorgeous but the surroundings are threatening and the tourist doesn’t get a...More

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Reviewed 29 October 2017

This is a well preserved section where you find the old buildings with decorative tiles from the Portuguese time of Brazil colony. Walk around and visit the Cathedral.

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Reviewed 21 September 2017

We visited this World UNESCO heritage site and thoroughly enjoyed wandering through the town and the shops. The history of this area is fascinating and is worth the visit.

Thank Stewart S
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Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

Disappointing, decrepit, dirty & with several museums either closed or not fully functioning. If you visit I recommend you stay in the beach-fronting new town - better, cleaner, modern accomodation, proper (some v good) restaurants. Visit the old town by day (1/2 day is more...More

Thank David L
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Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Great potential but by lack of restauration, it is not that great. A real pity however. If you are around, worth a visit of historical center (2 hours max)

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Reviewed 16 June 2017

Before visiting the historic Centre of São Luis it is either worth reading up on a bit of the history or going with a guide. There is not that much information in the street. But it is well-worth visiting. There are also a large number...More

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Reviewed 5 April 2017

We arrived saturday and felt like we are in a ghost town. It was really spooky. No one was in the streets and everything was closed. Even during the day we were warned to be careful. Monday we felt like we are in a totally...More

Thank Inga J
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