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Alcântara

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Ruins of the Igreja Matriz de São Matias in Alcântara

Alcântara is a town in Maranhão, Brazil. Mostly visited on day trips from São Luís to get an even more colonial feeling.

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An hour long boat ride from São Luís, two boats in the morning, returning in the afternoon.

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The Pelourinho
  • Ruins of church and other buildings.
  • Museum devoted to rocket launching site located at military base near Alcântara.
  • Igreja Matriz de São Matias.
  • Pelourinho of Alcântara. The old slave whipping post; it's the oldest extant one in Brazil.

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Reportedly there is some scattered nightlife here Thursdays through Sundays, then completely dead the next three days.

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