Museu de Artes Visuais, Sao Luis

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Located in the historic downtown area, Museu de Artes Visuais is one of the main cultural attractions of this old colonial city. This small museum houses a well-known collection of paintings, sculptures, engravings, and, most notably, azulejos (painted, tin-glazed, ceramic tiles). At this site you can see a rare collection of French, Portuguese, and German ceramics dating back to the early 18th century, which were collected from facades and patios of houses situated in the city center. The museum also frequently hosts exhibitions of works by local artists. From the colonial mansion in which the museum is located you can see a sweeping view of the Old Town, the Bay of St. Mark, and Mercado Praia Grande. Plan your visit to Museu de Artes Visuais and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Sao Luis driving holiday planner.
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  • Frustei me because it was closed (October/2017). Although it had no indication of works, that was the information given by the people at the entrance.
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  • I'm talking about the houses of Portugal Street as a whole, some are relatively well, others needing urgent reform, it seems that the Government does not exist, which is ironic, because physically, the Palace of the Lions is right nearby.
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  • Entry with symbolic value, I think some real 5. One of the cool things to see in the historical centre and get to know the local culture.
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  • Legal.
  • Very nice, shame that conservation isn't up to snuff
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  • Pretty much, it should be kept. It is possible to see the Portuguese and French artistic expressions in the facades.
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  • Museum of Visual Arts-Has, in your collection, important collections of works by artists from Maranhão, paintings, prints, drawings and sculptures.
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  • Mt nice!
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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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