Cruises in FortalezaEdit This
A Fortaleza cruise is a great way to see the 5th largest city
in Brazil and explore some of its most notable features like white
sandy beaches and a rich history. With many cruise ships docking in
Fortaleza's main harbor, there are many opportunities for you to explore
the area with shore excursions and a variety of short trips that
highlight the best the city has to offer.
in the Northeast corner of the country, Fortaleza is the capital of the
state of Ceara, the first state in the country to abolish slavery. With
a name meaning "fortress" the city has long been associated with
protecting the northern area of coastline since the first arrival by the
Portuguese in 1603. After much fighting over land, prosperity came to
the area in the early 19th century as the city became a major port for
the region. Today 2 million people live in the city that boats many
beautiful fantastic beaches and one of the major commercial centers of
Brazil. The thriving city offers many interesting things to do and see.
Fortaleza Cruise Things to Do
The tourist industry in Fortaleza is one of
rapid and continued growth. The city has become known among tourists to
have wild parties and is a premiere beach partying destination in the
country. Iracema Beach is the best known for this. A bohemian beach,
visitors here can join in the party anytime here beginning in the early
afternoon through to the early morning. There are many bars and
restaurants here along Avenue Monseigneur Tabosa as well that represent
the best the city has to offer.
The cultural centers here are of particular interest, as the people here are very diverse and combine a variety of beliefs to live cohesively together. Check out the Dragao do Mar Center of Art and Culture and the Banco do Nordeste Cultural Centre for an interesting looks at the area's combined history.
The Central Market is a great stop on your short visit to Fortaleza. Here, not only can visitors explore local produce and tropical fruits, but they can also enjoy some fine shopping for handmade crafts and even lace.
For lovers of architecture, the Jose de Alencar Theater and the Fortaleza Cathedral should be on any tour of the city. The theater represents Art Noveau design, while the cathedral is a neo-Gothic styled one with stunning stained glass windows.
Enjoy your day trip to this bustling city by visiting one of Fortaleza's great attractions that have made it a leader in tourism in the country.