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Cafua das Merces

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Neighbourhood: City Center
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Address: Rua Jacinto Maia, Sao Luis, State of Maranhao 65010-280, Brazil

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Interesting exhibits of Afro-Brasilian religious history upstairs. It is one of the few places where you can actually see a colonial pelourinho (pillory), although the one that... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 November 2012
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2012

Interesting exhibits of Afro-Brasilian religious history upstairs. It is one of the few places where you can actually see a colonial pelourinho (pillory), although the one that is here seems to be a replica.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2012

I was a bit disappointed, as the whole museum actually only consists of two small rooms and an even smaller 4m2 square (where the 'pelourinho' is). There is some general explanation of the historic situation, but no explanation in relation to the objects exposed. Nice to step in when you're in the neighborhood, but don't expect much.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2011

Tourist venue, presenting José Sarney museum and downtown architecture. It's a matter of which show, exposition or else is there at the moment.

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