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Alcântara is a town in Maranhão, Brazil. Mostly visited on day trips from São Luís to get an even more colonial feeling.
An hour long boat ride from São Luís, two boats in the morning, returning in the afternoon.
- 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 AlcântaraThe old slave whipping post; it's the oldest extant one in Brazil.
Reportedly there is some scattered nightlife here Thursdays through Sundays, then completely dead the next three days.