São Luís

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About São Luís

São Luís is the capital of the State of Maranhão, Northeast Brazil. City International Airport serves as the main access for tourists who come from all parts of the country and the world.

High temperatures ranging between 21° C minimum and maximum of 34° C are alleviated by the fresh wind that is always present. During the months of January to July it rains a lot.

The historical tourism is the main attraction of the city. There are more than 3,000 houses and mansions of the 19th century, distributed between the historic centre and the Praia Grande neighborhood. Today the old buildings remain preserved façades with colourful tiles and are home to cultural centers, museums, shops and restaurants.

The points of greatest visitation are the Teatro Arthur Azevedo, the second oldest of Brazil, the Palace of the Lions which was built by the French and today is the seat of the State Government, the Cathedral of São Luís do Maranhão that has the main altar carved in gold, the Palace de La Ravardière is the seat of the Prefecture, as well as the Convento das Mercês , better known as José Sarney Foundation, which combines works of the country's history and life of the politician.

Worth checking out the collection of tiles, and works of local artists at the Museum of Visual Arts and Popular Culture Center that exposes its objects and pieces of the various cultural and religious events.

Crossing the bridge Jose Sarney is the new part of St. Louis, with modern buildings and trades. The beaches are also located on this side of town, the trick is to walk the Boardwalk and enjoy the delights served at the kiosks.

During the months of June and July the Bumba-Meu-Boi invites tourists to participate in the folk movement that unites Theatre, music and dance.

Who goes to St. Louis can only prove the cycle of rice, a dish served in virtually every restaurant, made with vegetables, dried shrimp, Sesame and manioc flour.

Salted meat with mush and milk bottle butter is another delicacy much sought after.

St. Louis is a city of one rhythm; reggae. It's so ingrained in the life of the population that has the title of Jamaica.

The story of St. Louis passes through French Foundation Dutch invasion and Portuguese colonization. All this passed left huge inheritance in heritage and culture, main attraction of tourism.

In São Luís, there are many options of Inns of the most varied styles.

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