Nossa Senhora do Rosario dos Pretos, Sao Luis

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Simple and small, Nossa Senhora do Rosario dos Pretos is located in the city’s historic center. This church was used by the local slave population during colonial times, and was therefore not greatly decorated or embellished. A guided tour can take you to this well-preserved historic site, which today serves as a reminder of a deep gulf that once separated the black slave community from their white European masters. The church, built in 1772 and dedicated to Our Lady of the Rosary, features several images of its patron saint and walls covered with panels made of colorful tiles, for which this region is renowned. Nossa Senhora do Rosario dos Pretos is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our online itinerary creator, Sao Luis Edition.
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  • Simple Church like many others around the Brazil built to use only the black slaves. The church opens every day but closes for 1 hour-lunch 12:00 hs. Visit after going to Church of the Cathedral, are very close.
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  • A simple Church and very welcoming! There's a lot of history and worth a visit. Of course, I did my prayer.
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  • Church in colonial style, very well preserved from what I saw, I was able to shoot and shoot without using flash and see some of your history. ...
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  • The only parish in St. Louis that has Catholic priests skilled in exorcism.
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  • Unmissable tourist spot!
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  • Beautiful and simple Church. But full of grace!
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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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