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Historic Centre of São Luís
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Historic Centre of São Luís

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Rank: 1001 UNESCO
Wonder Type: Cultural
Country: Brazil
Description:
The late 17th-century core of this historic town, founded by the French and occupied by the Dutch before coming under Portuguese rule, has preserved the original rectangular street plan in its entirety. Thanks to a period of economic stagnation in the early 20th century, an exceptional number of fine historic buildings have survived, making this an outstanding example of an Iberian colonial town.
This article uses material from UNESCO World Heritage List article "Historic Centre of São Luís", which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike 3.0 IGO License.