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Not to be confused with Oeiras (Portugal).

Oeiras is a city in Piauí.

The town grew around a chapel dedicated to Our Lady of Victories established in 1695. The town was the capital of Piauí between 1759 and 1851.

Oeiras is a centre of religious pilgrimage and is best visited around Easter, or one of the other major religious festivals observed in the city. At other times, Oeiras is a pleasant, sleepy town.

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A staircase up the Morro do Leme - a hill - leads to a large statue of Our Lady of Victories. There is a good view of the city from the top of the hill.

The Foot of God (O Pé de Deus)

The House of Powder (Casa da Pólvora)

Oldest museum in Piauí.

The Cathedral of Our Lady of Victories.

Church of Our Lady of the Rosary

Café Oeiras

Colonial buildings.


Holy Week. Including processions of Domingo de Ramos, do Fogaréu (Wednesday) and Senhor Morto (Good Friday).

July. Two folk festivals: Zooeiras and Forró Folia

15 August. Festival of Our Lady of Victories

8 December. Our Lady of Intercession (?) [Conceição]





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