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I came here only because I wanted to visit Lençóis Marenhenses. I read online Sao luiz could be a place to visit in its own right. Personally I wouldn’t really agree. I wouldn’t have made the trip if I hadn’t been coming to see something...More
São Luís historic district is one of the most beautiful among northeastern capitals, having undergone a consistent restoration effort for the last decade or so. Although relatively modest in comparison to other old cities like Salvador and Recife, the several churches and the many "sobrados"...More
I spent three days in São Luís last year and it was great to see the world heritage listed historic centre and its colonial buildings.
Great food, warm people,nice beaches, just regret not having time to go to Lençóis maranhenses.
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
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
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
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
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