The cultural complex in downtown of Terezina has the Palácio de Karnak, official seat of government of Piauí, the Museu do Piauí , the Casa da Cultura, the Teatro Quatro de Setembro, the Teatro de Arena, the Igreja de São Benedito, the Igreja de Nossa Senhora de Fátima and the Central de Artesanato Mestre Dezinho, whose name is a tribute to one of the greatest craftsmen of Piauí.
The Museu do Piauí, housed in the former seat of the Government, has a collection of nearly 2000 pieces, ranging from fossils and indigenous objects to furniture and coins from colonial times. The Casa da Cultura, in turn, occupies a nineteenth century mansion and in its halls there is a Pinacotheque and an art gallery.
It is interesting to observe how Terezina took advantage of its architectural heritage, turning it into spaces dedicated to preserving the history and dissemination of culture. Beyond what is found in the city center, it is worth visiting the Teatro de Boi, housed in the old municipal slaughterhouse. The building was restored and adapted to house a theater workshop with capoeira schools, arts, “bumba meu boi mirim”, theater, dance and music.