Nossa Senhora do Rosario dos Pretos, Sao Luis

4.3
#9 of 20 in Historic Sites in Sao Luis
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. Make Nossa Senhora do Rosario dos Pretos a part of your Sao Luis vacation plans using our Sao Luis family vacation planner.
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  • August 4, 2017
    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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  • June 6, 2017
    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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  • May 30, 2017
    The Church of Nossa Senhora do Rosário dos Pretos is small, simple and was renovated recently. In this church the blacks attending the masses because they couldn't attend the same churches than whites.
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    Linda.
  • February 25, 2017
    The only parish in St. Louis that has Catholic priests skilled in exorcism.
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  • July 7, 2017
    Unmissable tourist spot!
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  • April 29, 2016
    Linda Church
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  • August 9, 2015
    Beautiful and simple Church. But full of grace!
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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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