Unmissable tourist sites
Fortaleza Travel guide
Fortaleza : Michelin's recommendations
Although Fortaleza is not worth visiting on account of its architecture, its festive ambience and the beauty of its coast on the other hand are real draws. Enjoy the lively bars in the evening, dance to the sound of the forró, sample the lobster, taste the feijão de corda and admire the local crafts, in particular the basketwork and lace. It is best to avoid bathing in the city, but just a few tens of miles away lie small fishing villages and sublime beaches: Canooa Quebrada to the east, Cambuco and Logoinha to the west.
Tourist attractions Fortaleza : Things to see and do
rue 24 de Maio 600 600 BR - Fortaleza
Built in 1910, this theatre is a precious vestige of the early-20C city, strongly influenced by the French Belle Epoque. It is laid out in two parts that flank an interior court: on one side stands a neo-Classical façade housing the hall, the ticket ..
rue São Paulo 51 51 BR - Fortaleza
Over the course of a dozen rooms, the Museu do Ceará recounts the history of the state of Ceará, in particular the abolitionist struggles that shook the region in the 1880s, and the growth of its capital, Fortaleza, at the turn of the 19C. You can al..
rue Senador Pompeu 350 350 BR - Fortaleza
A craft market and two museums now occupy the galleries of this colonial-style former prison (1866). The interesting Museu de Arte e Cultura Popular exhibits some 1 500 sculptures (wood, terracotta and woodcut) where the religious fervour of the in..
Rua Joaquim Nabuco 166 BR - FORTALEZA CE 60125120
"Unique location, very close to the beach and 3 km from the business and entertainment area. Airconditioned rooms, cable TV, safe, room service, laundry, meeting room and parking."
Leisure activities Fortaleza
This popular beach is the tropical paradise of your dreams. Once an ancient hiding place for French Pirates, Lagoinha is now a quiet fisherman colony, in a prime position overlooking the bay. One hundred four kilometers away from Fortaleza in the ..
The Portuguese colonists were the first non-native settlers in Ceará that, in dispute with Dutchmen around the Fort of Schooneborch, founded a small village that would officially become the city of Fortaleza de Nossa Senhora da Assunção, on April 13,..
Twenty-two kilometers east of Fortaleza on the Sol Nascente Route, hidden among the dunes of the Aquiraz district, you'll find the beach of Porto das Dunas, home to one of the top water parks in the world: "Beach Park." This modern oasis ..