The genesis of the tile dates back to the civilisations of the Near and Far East. It was widely used as a decorative wall covering, especially for waterproofing masonry. It came to us from the Iberian Peninsula, especially from Portugal, which achieved great development between the 16th and 19th centuries. […]
Maranhão stands out for the encounter between the ancient and the modern such as São Luís do Maranhão and Alcântara, as well as beautiful beaches, the Lençóis Maranhenses National Park and the Chapada das Mesas.
The natural beauties of Maranhão
1. Lençóis Maranhenses Park
One of the most stunning locations on the Brazilian coast. The endless landscapes of sand and dunes are broken by the lagoons formed by the rain and the many rivers that cut through the region. Some lagoons have excellent bathing conditions that attract many tourists to the place.
An hour by boat from São Luís, the historic city of Alcântara is one of the most surprising destinations in Maranhão. The feeling of those who walk through its streets is that the place has stopped in time. In addition, the presence of pleasant bars are ideas for tasting drinks and typical foods.
3. Delta do Rio Parnaíba
Located on the border with Piauí, surrounds the region under the influence of the Delta of the Parnaíba River which is the third largest oceanic delta in the world. Rivers, white sand dunes, lagoon and sea bathing, as well as a varied fauna and flora make the place an unforgettable tour.
4. Chapada das Mesas
Ecological trails, stunning waterfalls and beautiful landscapes make this place ideal for lovers of ecological and adventure tourism. The cities of Imperatriz and Riachão offer the necessary infrastructure to the tourist.
Also located in the Chapada das Mesas region, this city has as its main attraction the practice of extreme sports such as zip-lining, abseiling, trekking and climbing. In addition, the small and quiet town has one of the most important architectural collections of the state.
6. Guarás Forest
The tourist pole located in the Amazonian part of the state, the place has as its main attraction an ecological sanctuary, formed by bays and estuaries where rivers flow amid mangroves. The abundant flora and fauna also provide a show of variety.
7. São Luís
The “Island of Love” as the capital is affectionately called is known for its beautiful and rich cultural and architectural heritage. The more than 3,500 buildings from the 18th and 15th centuries are considered World Heritage Sites and take the visitor on a charming journey back in time.
The capital is known for its rich cultural and architectural heritage.
The island draws attention for its preserved historic centre, excellent tourist infrastructure and beautiful beaches. Ponta D’Areia Beach attracts visitors for its easy access, while São Marcos is a favourite among surfers. Praia do Calhau has beautiful dunes and is the site of several sports competitions.
the municipality is the gateway to the fantastic Parque dos Lençóis and has a good infrastructure. The Mandacaru Lighthouse with its 54 metres high offers a breathtaking view of the place. Another attraction not to be missed is the visit to the wild Caburé Beach.
9. São José de Ribamar
The city near São Luís is ideal for those seeking peace and tranquility. The municipality offers the visitor not only beautiful beaches almost untouched as the Caúra, Panaquatira and Boa Viagem, but also the festival of the patron saint in September that attracts thousands of faithful to the municipality.
São José Ribamar: is the perfect place to visit.
The high season in Lençóis Maranhenses starts at the end of June and continues until September, when they start to dry up. But the Lençóis Maranhenses National Park is open for visitation all year round. With a good tourist structure, Barreirinhas in Lençóis Maranhenses is the main base to explore […]
Those who want to know the way of life of the wealthy families of São Luís of the past centuries, their customs, habits and curiosities cannot miss visiting the Historical and Artistic Museum of Maranhão. Housed in a 19th-century manor house, the museum reconstructs the dwellings of a São Luís […]
The Ribeirão Fountain or Fonte do Ribeirão is undoubtedly one of the most popular tourist attractions in São Luís. Located between Rua do Ribeirão and Rua dos Afogados, the affective symbol of the city was handed over to the population after a long restoration carried out by the City Hall. […]
The Arthur Azevedo Theatre, one of the most beautiful postcards and an important show house in São Luís, as well as most Brazilian theatres built in the 19th century, was built to meet the wishes of the petty bourgeoisie of Ludovico at the time who, enriched by the prosperous cotton […]
The João Lisboa Square or Praça João Lisboa was initially called Largo do Carmo, due to the Nossa Senhora de Monte Carmelo Convent and Church, the square is linked to important historical facts of the city, such as the battle between the Dutch and the Portuguese. It was the site of […]
The Natural History and Archaeology Research Centre of Maranhão in São Luís holds a collection that includes gems. Even extinct, dinosaurs continue to cause fascination among people. In the Archaeology area, you can see tools, ceramics, lithic materials, tiles, and other relics of the past. In the Ethnology area, you will […]
Maranhão’s popular culture is the theme of the exhibitions at Casa de Nhozinho, a museum housed in an imposing 19th-century mansion located on Rua Portugal, one of the city’s most beautiful streets. The name of the museum is a tribute to the great Maranhão craftsman Antônio Bruno Nogueira, known as […]
Rua do Giz, which was once the setting for a soap opera, once housed an important economic corridor, and in opposition to this, was also the cradle of the bohemian life of São Luís do Maranhão. Among the alleys in the historic area of the city, Rua do Giz (or […]
Like most colonial religious temples in São Luís, the Church of São José do Desterro was rebuilt several times, especially after the fighting between the Portuguese and the Dutch that marked the city’s history. In the beginning it was a small chapel covered in straw with the main door facing […]
The João do Vale Theatre is one of the few spaces for artistic performances in São Luís. The building where it operates was originally a shed that served as a sugar warehouse owned by businessman Rocha Aguiar. Located in Largo do Comércio (Rua da Estrela), the shed was built in […]
The Convent of Mercês, which was also once a barracks, is now the headquarters of the Brazilian Republican Memory Foundation and was recently elected one of the Seven Treasures of São Luís. Its construction began in 1654, when the Mercedarians João Cerveira (from Maranhão de Alcântara) and Marcos Natividade arrived […]
Cine Éden is a sumptuous cinema-theatre whose façade is preserved and retains its original features, including the name of the space in self-relief. In the first half of the 20th century, when São Luís was gaining modern airs, moving from an agrarian-export economy to an urban-industrial one, there was a […]
Barreirinhas is the city considered the main gateway to the Lençóis Maranhenses National Park and is home to most of the tourism agencies. Although it is also possible to get there by the neighboring Santo Amaro do Maranhão and by Primeira Cruz, it is there that tourists concentrate more. The […]
The municipality of Santo Amaro gained fame because of the beautiful lagoons & nbsp; that are “hidden” there, with just an hour’s walk from the city center, visitors can already appreciate these natural beauties that attract so many tourists. Santo Amaro is the ‘B side’ of the park, with an […]
Caburé usually receives visitors, who take the opportunity to rest on this beach after visiting the famous Lençóis Maranhenses. Caburé has a good strip of clear and soft sand, the sea is calm and clean waters, suitable for swimming and water sports; The place has good infrastructure, with bars and […]