Attractions

Beach in Fortaleza

Praia do Futuro

A clean length of sand stretching 5km along Fortaleza’s east-facing coast, this is easily the best city beach, although it's far from most accommodations. It's lined by huge restaurants known as barracas, which serv…
Arts Center in Fortaleza

Centro Dragão do Mar de Arte e Cultura

This excellent, extensive complex includes cinemas, performance spaces, a good cafe, a planetarium and two good museums: the Museu de Arte Contemporânea, and the Memorial da Cultura Cearense, which shows exhibits on…
Beach in Fortaleza

Praia do Meireles

This beach has an attractive waterfront promenade with homey beer barracas on the sand side and smart air-con restaurants alternating with hotels across the street. The fish market and evening craft fair are other d…
Museum in Fortaleza

Centro de Turismo

The Centro de Turismo, a converted 19th-century jail, houses a lot of craft stalls and, upstairs from the tourist information office, the Museu de Arte e Cultura Popular, which has an impressive collection of Ceará …
Museum in Fortaleza

Memorial da Cultura Cearense

Part of Fortaleza's excellent Centro Cultural Dragão do Mar, this museum hosts exhibits on Ceará's traditional way of life and culture.
Museum in Fortaleza

Museu de Arte Contemporânea

This contemporary art museum is one of two museums that help make up Fortaleza's excellent Centro Cultural Dragão do Mar.
Pier in Fortaleza

Ponte dos Ingleses

A popular meeting point in Fortaleza.
Church in Fortaleza

Igreja da Sé

Church in Fortaleza.