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Palacio dos Leoes, Sao Luis

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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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  • Beautiful building, with very interesting architecture and decoration pieces. But it closed. Or on behalf of the transit authorities or due to be Sat/Sun/holiday. There is no tourist information in front or near. Which is a shame.
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  • Good ride with well-informed, helpful guides. Seat of Government and free admission. I just thought it was unnecessary to use sterilized nonslip footwear to enter.
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  • Beautiful site! worth spending by palacio with the City Tour, because the explanations of the guide will help you understand the story.
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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.