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Palacio dos Leoes, Sao Luis

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Historic Site
Translated as “The Palace of the Lions,” Palacio dos Leoes is the headquarters of the state of Maranhão. The site is recognized as a world heritage site by UNESCO and has housed the governors of the region since the 17th century. Most of the facade and the interior was renovated and redesigned in the 19th century, although the extensive rear wing wasn’t added until 1906. During these two consecutive periods, much of the decorative art and collection of artworks was acquired. On your visit to the site, you will see a magnificent overview of the city that the ruling governors enjoyed daily. Put Palacio dos Leoes into our Sao Luis itinerary planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Lovely walk. Worth knowing entive la in March 2017 and wasn't charged admission, at the entrance to the Palace received pró-pés (protection placed on the shoes to protect the floor. pity I can't take pictures even without arrows.
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  • The seat of the municipal executive, has colonial architecture with interesting details. receives this name because of the statues of Lions in your facade, imposing building is illuminated at sunset providing a beautiful sunset is a backdrop for photos.
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  • When we visited this site, I personally haven't seen anything advantageous, but the sunset you see from there.
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  • Amei minha capital!
  • A very cute Palace with a wonderful sea view
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  • Lindo lugar.
  • O DAESH ESTÁ ATERRORIZANDO A CIDADE E O GOVERNO NÃO CONSEGUE FAZER ALGO!!! LOGO TOMARÁ CONTA DO MARANHÃO! O ESTADO JÁ TEM UM DESENVOLVIMENTO BAIXO E AINDA POR CIMA, EXISTE CORONELISMO NO MARANHÃO!!! UM ABSURDO!!!
  • O prédio tem seu inicio em 1612 quando os franceses estabeleceram entre os estuários dos rios Anil e Bacanga, a colônia chamada de França Equinocial. Iniciaram a construção do Forte São Luis, em homenagem ao rei Luis IX da França. Em 1615 os franceses foram expulsos. Entre várias reformas e mudanças, finalmente nas décadas de 1990 e 2000 o Palácio foi integralmente restaurado.