Fonte do Ribeirao, Sao Luis

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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. Fonte do Ribeirao is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our international travel planner, Sao Luis Edition.
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  • The river source has its mysteries and stories. An interesting place worth a visit. Just watch out the opportunists.
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  • Public fountain is important historical record of St. Louis. Fortunately surviving the good part comes from municipal and State authorities disregard.
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  • This source has a very interesting story and people know your site's importance, however, lies in disrepair, a real concerned about this heritage of our country.
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  • Has the deterioration (unfortunately) feature of the historic center of St. Louis but has been revitalized by the cultural programs that take place during the night. Recommend the burguernigth, affordable and the best handcrafted burgers in town!
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  • Great place. Very nice, especially the night. And with cultural attractions like the tambor de crioula yesterday gets more top still
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  • Nice place, good food and drink, good for tourism and families, i just need to improve public safety, but I felt very comfortable.
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  • Tambor de Crioula and Burger Night snack
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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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Where to stay in Sao Luis

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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