Fortaleza is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Brazil and it is no surprise. With an incredible offer of beaches, culture, fun and gastronomy, the capital of the state of Ceará has everything to please everyone.
The first stopping point in the city is the Dragão do Mar Center of Art and Culture - here you can visit the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Ceará Culture Memorial, watch a movie or a play at the Cine-Teatro and learn more about the cosmos in the Planetarium. Then, go to Avenida Beira Mar where the famous Crafts Fair is held every day and there are numerous shops, bars and restaurants serving local gastronomy. The Ponte dos Ingleses and the statue of "Iracema, a Guardiã" are mandatory stopping points for the usual postcard photographs. Visit the Metropolitan Cathedral and relax in the city's urban park while enjoying the local gastronomic specialty, the crab - locals say Thursday is the best day to eat this delicacy since it is when the crustacean is freshly caught.
Discover the avant-garde beach huts at Praia do Futuro - great structures that provide everything from massage sessions to restaurants and even playgrounds for children - and Iracena Beach with the fun Pirate Bar that every Monday welcomes visitors with forró parties! For the more adventurous, Beach Park - South America's largest water park - offers moments of great fun and adrenaline for the whole family. Finish your itinerary in the Fortress of Nossa Senhora da Assunção - where the city was born - and fell in love for its inhabitants, extremely welcoming, well-disposed, entertaining and expert in the art of receiving!