Museu do Negro
In this building that once housed a slave market (notice the absence of windows), the Museu do Negro exhibits relics of slavery...
Igreja da Sé
São Luís' 17th-century cathedral looks along Av Dom Pedro II from its top end. Inside are ceiling frescoes decorated with babaçu motifs...
Palácio de la Ravardière
The Palácio de la Ravardière dates back to 1689 and is now the Prefeitura (City Hall). A bust of São Luís’ French founder, Daniel de la...
Casa das Dunas
The biggest thing to happen in São Luís since sliced picanha: this massive, architecturally stunning entertainment complex opened in...
Cabana do Sol
A memorable spot for maranhense cuisine. The enormous portions for two can serve four with gusto. The specialty is carne de sol ...
Rua dos Gavioes 10 · interesting places nearby
The creative seafood and meat dishes match the artsy atmosphere in both flair and presentation at this great top-end seafooder. The caldeirada maranhense – a seafood stew – is excellent. It's one of the city's best dining experiences and now in new digs closer to the centro historíco . The staff is impeccably on point.
The one flaw – and it's a major one – is their steadfast refusal to do dishes for just one person.