Fonte das Pedras, Sao Luis

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Built around 1615 by early Dutch settlers, Fonte das Pedras is one of the oldest structures in this historic city. At least ten such water fountains were built during the colonial times to meet the growing city’s need for fresh drinking water. Today, this fountain is one of only three still in existence. Many residents living in this central part of the city still use the fountain as a reliable supply of clean water. The area around the fountain is a popular meeting point for local families and passing tourists, who drop by this city landmark for a refreshing drink and a convenient photo opportunity. Make Fonte das Pedras a centerpiece of your Sao Luis vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Sao Luis tour site .
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  • The source of the stones is very good for those who enjoy history, however, as well as many historical references to the city are abandoned by the Government.
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  • The source is difficult to place because there is no next cue and the market is very confused and full. The source is very important historically, but is completely abandoned. The kill took place. Have come up several homeless people at the scene, sleeping or wandering. The smell is terrible and hard to identify the frowns on the grounds of lack of conservation. It's a shame ...
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  • The source is without any conservation, a place that can be beautiful, but it's hard to understand that due to the State of disrepair that is
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  • There was a river that was born of a natural seawall. At this location the Portuguese pitched and prepare under Geronimo from Albuquerquer to retake St. Louis French domain. Nowadays there is a tank where stones can be seen fish: Tilapias and carps.
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  • It's a historic site but suffers from lack of maintenance and the constant presence of addicts and burglars. I don't recommend visiting
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  • It would be one of the most visited tourist spots were it not for the sloppiness of the Prefecture
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  • Very nice
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  • Needs reform. It was to be an excellent tourist spot.
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The more upmarket and characterful accommodations in Sao Luis can be found in the historical center, with atmospheric pousadas (guesthouses) and hotels in well-preserved colonial-era architecture. Head east of the Centro district to find budget hostels suitable for backpackers happy with simple lodgings, but who wish to be close to the main architectural sights. Larger, modern hotels lie along the island's northern coast, where a cluster of luxury and mid-range options offer rooms with sea views.
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