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Fortaleza See/Do

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R. Dragão do Mar, 81 - Praia de Iracema, Fortaleza - CE, 60060-390, Brazil

Dragão do Mar ("sea dragon") was the nickname of a local fisherman who was also a 19th-century abolitionist leader. Today, it is additionally the namesake of Fortaleza’s modern cultural center. Visitors to the Dragão can enjoy...

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Av. Alberto Nepomuceno, s/n - Centro, Fortaleza - CE, 60030-000, Brazil

The English translation of Fortaleza is fort, and the particular fort that the city's name refers to is Nossa Senhora de Assunção, built by the Dutch in 1649 as Fort Schoonenborch. The city dates its founding to the establishment of...

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Fortaleza - Zone 1, Fortaleza - State of Ceará, Brazil

In Fortaleza's city center, a fine 19th-century neoclassical building was once the seat of the Ceará state government. Today, it is the Ceará Museum (Museu do Ceará), and it has displays both on the city’s past and on...

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Praça da Sé, s/n - Centro, Fortaleza - CE, 60055-150, Brazil

The Gothic-style Metropolitan Cathedral isn't as old as it looks (it was inaugurated in 1978), but it has a fine collection of stained glass and also provides a good starting point from which to discover the old town. Other stops in the...

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Just a slight jaunt out of Fortaleza into the countryside, the Cachaça Museum (Museu da Cachaça) is located in a 19th-century distillery and tells the story of Brazil’s rumlike spirit and the sugarcane industry which long...