Fortaleza is one of the most popular and iconic places to visit on a trip to Brazil. It is a land that has some attractive beaches, excellent and happening culture and also a very good place to shop. I thoroughly enjoyed my trip to this wonderful city.
Places of Attraction
This is a beach sidewalk in this wonderful city. I was thrilled to visit this sidewalk as I had heard a lot about it. Apart from catching the wonderful sight of the beach and the waves, you also get to enjoy the best things to eat like ice creams, Brazilian street food and also meet a lot of the locals.
- Museum of Ceara
If you are looking to know about the culture, history, and the art of Brazil, then you should never give this museum a miss. It is the first public museum of the country and was opened in 1932. Some of the exhibits here include paintings, war weapons, artifacts, coins, medals, etc.
- Nossa Senhora De Assuncao Fort
Its history goes a long way as far as 1649. It was built by the Dutch and was renamed as a fortress when this city was officially formed in 1726. A few portions of this fort are open to the public. You should not miss the exhibition hall devoted to General Antonio de Sampaio who a Ceara war hero.
- Metropolitan Cathedral of Fortaleza
This church is the third largest in Brazil and has the capacity to accommodate 5000 worshippers at one go. It is built in Roman style and is a massive attraction of Fortaleza. I was very happy to take a look at this gigantic cathedral and am sure that it would impress you with its interior and exterior looks.
- Mercado Central
If you are looking to take back memorabilia of this wonderful city, then do not miss to visit this market place. It has over 500 kiosks and you can find a lot of things like textiles, crafts, bags, palm baskets, etc., here.