Palacio dos Leoes, Sao Luis

#1 of 28 in Historic Sites in State of Maranhao
Must see · Historic Site · Tourist Spot
Translated as “The Palace of the Lions,” Palacio dos Leoes is the headquarters of the state of Maranhão. The site is recognized as a world heritage site by UNESCO and has housed the governors of the region since the 17th century. Most of the facade and the interior was renovated and redesigned in the 19th century, although the extensive rear wing wasn’t added until 1906. During these two consecutive periods, much of the decorative art and collection of artworks was acquired. On your visit to the site, you will see a magnificent overview of the city that the ruling governors enjoyed daily. Take a look at our Sao Luis trip itinerary maker to schedule your visit to Palacio dos Leoes and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • This the official residence of the State Governor. Everything is well kept and the historical furniture fantastic. There are free guided tours everyday but mondays. Check with a local guide.  more »
  • Considering that Sao Luis is the worst place for attractions that I have visited in Brasil, I give 5 stars for this visit because the attendance was good, the tour is for free and you can learn a...  more »
  • The Palace is worth seeing. Presentation about the building's history could be deeper though.
  • Free guided visit takes around 30 min. Nice place to fetch water and use a very clean restroom. Do not miss it in your visit to the old town.
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