Memorial do Centro Histórico
Cafua das Mercês
In a building that was once a holding facility for slaves newly arrived from Africa, this museum has a small but interesting exhibition...
Centro de Cultura Popular Domingos Vieira Filho
An impressive 19th-century mansion houses three fascinating floors of exhibits on São Luís’ festivals – Carnaval, Bumba Meu Boi and...
Casa das Tulhas
This 19th-century market building now trades in an interesting variety of typical Maranhão crafts and foods, from dried prawns and...
Cafofinho da Tia Dica
Live bands playing a variety of rhythms – samba, chorinho, jazz, blues, bossa nova, MPB – compete for your eardrums at several bars and...
This place sets out a decent-quality buffet in a tall barnlike space with colorful art and murals.
Memorial do Centro Histórico information
The restored 19th-century mansion, Solar dos Vasconcelos, houses the Memorial do Centro Histórico, with models and before-and-after photos of some of the outstanding restoration works, plus a display on traditional boats of Maranhão.