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Cafua das Merces

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Address: Rua Jacinto Maia - Centro, Sao Luis, State of Maranhao, 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 starsReviewed November 5, 2012
keisuke d
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Tokyo, Japan
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Tokyo, Japan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 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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The Hague, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 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 stars Reviewed November 16, 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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