|UNESCO #821 - Historic Center of São Luís - BRAZIL|
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
São Luís - BRAZIL - UNESCO #821
It's been a while since I've received my last Maxi Card - I really like them and this one is special, because it celebrates the 400 years of the Town of São Luís in Brazil. Thank you very much Jamila, this is an amazing add-on to my UNESCO collection. 211 down, 770 to go. This postcard took 15 days to arrive!
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.