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 used for the supply of drinking water for the residents of St Louis for many years, including during the colonial period, along with other sources, still remaining the source of the Brook and the Bishop. Is, along with the other, fueled by groundwater sources. Were built, probably in the eighteenth century. It was there that, in 1615, the Portuguese troops commanded by Jerônimo de Albuquerque pitched to expel the French from São Luís/MA. However, currently, the site is in a bad state of repair. The masks are partially submerged. The tiles the walls no longer exist. The headlights are broken and the banks are damaged. There are still trees for shade. Recently the site has undergone some cleanup and removed the homeless who were dwelling, but the other problems persist. If restored, the site would be very cute and attractive, both for the story and the beauty of the place itself.
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  • The source of the stones is very good for those who enjoy history, however, as well as many historical references to the city are abandoned by the Government.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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  • 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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  • Needs reform. It was to be an excellent tourist spot.
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  • Very nice
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  • Tourist point of the city.
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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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