Teresina is located 350 kilometers from the coast, Teresina compensates for the distance from the sea by the presence of the Poti and Parnaíba rivers, which are responsible for slightly cooling the city's climate, whose average temperature is around 30˚C.
Founded in the 1852th century, the old Vila do Poti (the current name, in honor of the Empress Teresa Cristina, came along with the elevation to capital, in XNUMX) stands in a region known as Chapada do Corisco – since it is often lightning flashes across the city's skies, announcing the arrival of rain.
Teresina is flat, with parallel and perpendicular streets, in an urban layout with easy circulation. Unlike other northeastern capitals, Terezina receives few tourists.
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Who arrives in Teresina do Piaui, however, it has the privilege of enjoying more than thirty urban parks, in a center of surprising cultural vitality and lively nightlife, which takes place in its many bars and pubs.
The calendar of events can be obtained from the municipal House of Culture.
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PEDRO II SQUARE
The square is the point of cultural effervescence in Teresina. Epicenter of the city's bohemia and meeting of artists, it houses the Teatro 4 de Setembro, built in 1894 and which currently opens its doors every week for the presentation of plays for popular prices.
The former Cine Rex, opened in 1939, preserves the original Art Deco façade.
A must visit, Central do Artesanato brings together works of popular art, with emphasis on wood carvings, hammocks and opal pieces from the city of Pedro II, as well as buriti furniture signed by Abrahão Cavalcante.
HOUSE OF CULTURE IN TERESINA
Installed in a well-kept mansion from 1870, the Casa da Cultura preserves the memory of the city through photographs, paintings, coins and other objects organized in seven rooms.
There are also pieces related to the life of illustrious people from Teresina, such as the journalist Carlos Castelo Branco (1920-93), who donated his library to the center, available for consultation, and the photographer José de Medeiros (1921-90), with an exhibition of his beautiful works. images.
In the space, where workshops and courses are promoted, it is possible to obtain the schedule of cultural events in Teresina. Rua Rui Barbosa, 348, Center.
PIAUÍ MUSEUM IN TERESINA
The Museum of Piauí “Odilon Nunes”, founded in 1934, emerged as a section of the Public Archive of Piauí, under the guidance of Professor Anísio Brito.
But in 1980, the building underwent restoration and became the headquarters of the Museum of Piauí, organized in partnership with the Joaquim Nabuco Foundation of Recife.
The museum is housed in the old mansion of Commander Jacob Manoel Almendra, built in 1859. This building was the courthouse and seat of the provincial government and today houses the most important and varied historical collection in the State. There you can find pieces from the prehistoric, colonial, modern and contemporary period.
There are rooms for visitors with permanent exhibitions on the following themes: “The Earth”; “Man – Archeology and Indian”; “Piauí Colony”; “Piauí Empire”; “Old Republic”; “New Republic”; "Religious art"; "Popular art"; “Communications”; "Heraldry"; “Numismatics”; “Pinacoteca”; “Governors Gallery”. The collection that is on display today is approximately 2 pieces.
The piece that most attracts the attention of its visitors is the canvas by Dom Pedro II, from 1875, painted by Victor Meirelles de Lima.
There is also the wooden baptismal font from the XNUMXth century, which belonged to the chapel of the brejo de Santo Inácio (national farms of Oeiras). The sink was used by the Jesuits to baptize the Indians, being one of the oldest pieces on display.
Another very rare piece of great historical value is a ceramic funerary urn that contains a child's bones dated approximately 3 years ago.
In October 1999, the museum was renamed Museu do Piauí “Odilon Nunes”, in honor of the state government to the great historian from Amarante, on the occasion of the centenary of his birth. Pça. Mal. Deodoro da Fonseca, s/n , Centro.
KARNAK PALACE IN TERESINA
Karnak Palace is the official headquarters of the Government of Piauí. The palace has its white main facade inspired by classical architecture and its name on a temple of the same name that existed in the Old.
It was the residence of the imperial elite, it became the seat of the Government in 1926, by act of the then governor Matias Olímpio.
Under renovation in the 1970s, it expanded the east and west annexes, green room, meeting room, press center and gained gardens by Burle Marx, who designed a water mirror with several species of palm trees such as the native carnauba.
It is close to São Benedito Church. During Christmas periods, the palace is decorated and lit, including the gardens and where the Piauí Symphony Orchestra performs. It is also where several tributes, governor lunches, decisions and political meetings take place. Av. Antonio Freire, 1450, Centro.
DAILY CLUB IN TERESINA
Its lively Carnival balls made history in the 1960s. Today it is a cultural center chosen as a meeting point for writers, visual artists, singers and journalists from Teresina.
It houses the Torquato Neto movie theater, with free sessions at noon. A little shop offers the latest releases on CDs and books signed by local authors. Rua Alvaro Mendes, s/n, Center.
WORD WORKSHOP IN TERESINA
A cultural space with an art gallery of artists from Piauí, library, auditorium and classrooms, Oficina da Palavra publishes a poetic calendar every month, a free publication, which always features a poet and an artist.
The place also organizes the “Inevitable Encounters”, literary-musical soirees held on the last Wednesday of each month, starting at 20 pm, focusing on the work of Brazilian and international poets. Benjamin Constant Street, 1400, Center.
ON THE BANKS OF THE RIVER POTI IN TERESINA
Every day, at dusk, Avenida Raul Lopes receives hundreds of people in search of a fresh breeze and leisure. On the boardwalk along the Poti River, they run, walk, cycle and date.
When night falls, the kiosks begin to receive from businessmen to students for a happy hour that often goes on well into the night.
Caneleiro, named after the symbol-tree of Teresina, is a pleasant option to try a classic of the city: cold beer with a delicious paçoca (opposite Shopping Riverside).
At Teresina Shopping, tourists will find a good range of services and shops (av. Raul Lopes, 1000, Bairro dos Noivos).
RIOS MEETING PARK IN TERESINA
The park was created exactly at the point where the Parnaíba River meets the Poti River, before continuing its journey towards the coast. A large statue of the fisherman Crispim – the “Cabeça de Cuia”, a character from Piauí folklore, who, according to legend, is condemned to wander the river until he manages to devour seven virgins called Maria – stands on the spot.
Leafy trees border the Parnaíba, where you can see the colorful canoes of fishermen from the Poti Velho neighborhood casting nets into the water. Av. Boa Esperanҫa, s/n, Poti Velho.
At night in Teresina , guitar players usually play in bars and restaurants, in presentations that last throughout the night.
Casa do Cantador, a very simple wooden bar surrounded by leafy mango trees, serves as a meeting point for all of them. Musical meetings take place every night, but are more popular on Wednesdays (1419, Rua Lúcia, Vermelha).
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