Must-see attractions in Fortaleza

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    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…

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    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. Temporary…

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    Praia do Futuro

    A clean length of soft sand stretching 5km along Fortaleza’s east-facing coast, this is easily the best city beach, though it's far from most…

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    Museu de Arte Contemporânea

    This contemporary art museum is one of two museums that make up Fortaleza's excellent Centro Cultural Dragão do Mar and is well worth a wander.

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    Centro de Turismo

    The Centro de Turismo, a converted 19th-century jail, houses a lot of craft stalls and a tourist information office. Upstairs, the Museu de Arte e Cultura…

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    Praia do Meireles

    This central beach has an attractive waterfront promenade with homey beer barracas (stalls) on the sand side and smart air-conditioned restaurants and…

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    Igreja da Sé

    Fortaleza's neo-Gothic Catholic cathedral is the city's most important church.