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Fonte do Ribeirao, Sao Luis

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Landmark Tourist Spot
Diminutive but vividly colored and charmingly decorated, Fonte do Ribeirao has a quaint and unusual - yet picturesque - appearance. One of the most popular and historic sites in the region, the fountain was constructed in 1796 by Antonio de Noronha, a former governor of Maranhao. According to local legend, the source of the fountain is in fact the head of an unseen, underground serpent. Put Fonte do Ribeirao into our Sao Luis vacation builder to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Sao Luis.
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  • beautiful Creek's source, and with an incredible story that it would have a part of the snake. A little scared Lol
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  • Place dirty and without any expectations of improvement, is unfortunately the reality of public administration in são Luiz and every State. Sad to see such a lack of commitment
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  • The photo of the ribeirão is one of our postcards. Been a little abandoned, but underwent reforms and now is better. You can still see some little fish swimming. It is still a beautiful place that treats a little of our history and participates in some of our legends.
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  • Location that could best be careful. Dirty, poorly maintained and frequented by beggars and guardsdores drive, that there they urinate, wash clothes and leave trash. Poor fish hell-bent on live at the source.
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  • One of the most beautiful squares of St. Louis. Has been bustling for cultural activities recently and that's good. There's a gym Pokémon it kkkkk
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  • Built in 1796-by order of d. Fernando Antonio de Noronha, Governor of Maranhão-to become an important place of water supply in Sao Luis, the State capital. Located at the corner of Rua dos Drowned and Rua do Ribeirão. Has a large patio, covered with monumental and protected by two walls, is decorated with an ornate gable where, at the top, you can see a statue representing Neptune, god of the seas and, at the front, religious symbols that are supported by two lateral pilasters. The water springs from five frowns, brought from Portugal, with bronze toe and sculpted limestone stone-white limestone and long used in the manufacture of statues and architectural masterpieces.
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  • The frowns of the fonts are one of the more folk symbols of the island of São Luís. In the colonial era had been a small stream that was turned into mangroves. Until the ' 90 it was possible to find there natural local ornamental fish like Guppy and Platy lebistes. Nowadays it is possible to see the source tank Tilapias. Unfortunately over the years, this monument has suffered from successive vandalism of homeless and with the abandonment of the Town Hall.
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  • Interesting place with lots of fish and historic architecture, but abandoned making pleasure of sitting enjoying the fountain.
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