Situated in the northeast of Brazil, São Luís is the capital of the State of Maranhão that serves a perfect den for historical locations bearing the Dutch, French, and Portuguese and Indigenous legacies. The best place to visit while you are in the city is Teatro Arthur Azevedo, the second oldest theatre in Brazil, which is proclaimed as one of the most beautiful and the best theatres of the world demonstrating a fine mixture of great construction with architecture.
We visited the beautiful church maintained in the historic center of the city, Se Church is a popular tourist attraction in the city. There is a museum next door, which explains the religious history of the city. Another place to visit in the city is Palacio dos Leoes which is currently the home to the governor but most part of it is open for tourist and about a half an hour guide that explains it. From the palace, We caught a wonderful view of São Marcos Bay can be seen and during sunsets, some artists come to play enchanting music and enhance the beauty of the place.
The city serves as a board for historical museums and churches. A good historical place to visit in the city Palacio Daniel de La Touche is quite a majestic place that is well maintained and provides lots of information about the city’s history. Another mention must be made of Museu Historico e Artistico do Maranhao which was built in the ancient time’s owners till laws of the city acquired it and turned it into a museum.
Apart from museums, historical places, and churches, we can also go for recreational visits to Parque Ecológico da Lagoa da Jansen (Jansen Lagoon Ecological Park) or São Marcos beach. It is recommended that one stays for at least 1 week while visiting this place.