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This is one of the streets of the Historic Centre of São Luís, Maranhão.

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.

Considering it's an Unesco World Heritage site and one of the largest historic centres of Brasil, I found the conditions of the buildings quite bad and they need immediate attention and better treatment. I don't know if there is a program for revitalization...I hope so!

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