WELCOME TO THIS DIGITAL TOUR OF SÃO LUÍS:
THE LARGEST PORTUGUESE COLONIAL ARCHITECTURAL
SET OUTSIDE PORTUGAL
18th century urban lamp (Lampião) of "Rua do Giz", coat of arms of the market front of Praia Grande - São Luís MA and Bust in the window - Photos: Epitácio Filho
“São Luís - Cultural Heritage of Humanity”. Below: carriage (caleça) in São Luís street. Video and photos Epitácio Filho
São Luís was born French, but she is all Portuguese, cafuza and profuse. Precisely for this reason UNESCO declared São Luís “Cultural Heritage of Humanity” because it houses just over 3000 listed buildings, it is the largest Portuguese colonial architectural complex outside Portugal. It's a whole crooked city! Miscellaneous of architecture planned to the minimum, adequate measurement to the retinue of litter (street chairs; palanquins) and of the few and few calcha calves (carriages) that went up and down slopes at the speed imposed by the sloth, both of slaves and their masters, whose The soundtrack of such processions was the toc-toc of the hooves of horses and mules and the flamingos (clogs; wooden slippers) of passersby.
Every alley, every street, corner, square or alley (passageway) is a look at yesterday.
See how much splendor this huge open-air museum holds. Each tile, railing, balcony or viewpoint is the clear record of a unique culture that is perpetuated in time, and this since the time when we had time to love the things we did.
It is in this historical visual retrogression that the essence of how the constructions of this island were made: with Love. span >
Relive and breathe its historic streets, inhale its smells, flow across the map, dance to its rhythms, it is more than a party for the body and joy for the soul.
Living São Luís is superlatively a higher degree of privilege than living in São Luís.
Ironic as it may seem, knowing São Luís makes history known. But when you are on the island the watchword is to forget history to experience it and be the central or supporting character in the history of this beautiful city.
SEQUENCE OF PICTURES THAT INVITE YOU TO KNOW SÃO LUÍS
Rua do Giz, emblematic via the historic city center; the Pantoen, a neoclassical building built in 1797 that houses the Benedito Leite Public Library; Rua Portugal, porcelain architectural bibelot that allocates companies and institutions during the day, and at night, bars, nightlife and bohemia; Largo do Comércio em 180º (Rua da Estrela) 'tourist spot', of hype and intellectuals, cool and great; windows with an air of nostalgia that seem to sigh for the future, however, only await the present. There is much more to see, hover your mouse over the images and unravel the other photos, of the old city and also the suits of modernity.
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