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Cafua das Merces, Sao Luis

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The two-room museum Cafua das Merces displays items from Brazilian slave past, featuring beautiful works of African art, and objects used in religious ceremonies, such as statuettes and drums. It is one of the few places where you can actually see a colonial torture device (pillory), a testament to arduous life imposed on slaves in the late 18th century. The building was used as a middle point where slaves, newly landed from the ships, were taken to the market to be sold. Make Cafua das Merces a part of your Sao Luis vacation plans using our Sao Luis itinerary builder.
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  • The location was a warehouse where he kept slaves for sale tells the story of blacks in the State of Maranhão. Parts used to hold slaves, to beat them, with shackles and chains. There is a replica of the pillory where slaves caught in St. Louis.
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  • Currently houses the Centre of preservation of black memory!!! San Luis is steeped in history and legend, any tourist spot is a place where your imagination flowing and passes a movie in your head. This is no different, you wonder what life was like in the old days of blacks.
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  • The room, though small, is a trip to the time of slavery. It was at this location that the slaves were housed. A guide will depicting everything that occurred on the site. There are numerous objects representative of the period and of the suffering of slaves. I love time travel, and see how they lived inhumanely our brother humanizes our gaze.
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