10 Things To Do in Fortaleza

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Fortaleza is the capital of the state of Ceara in Brazil. Fortaleza is the 5th largest city in Brazil with a total land area of 313.8 kilometres squared. The population of Fortaleza is 2,571,896 in the municipality and 3,602, 319 in the metro area.

1. Visit the award-winning Morro Branco

Morro Branco is a great way to get away with the busy city. It is a great place with lovely beaches and amazing falesias. This place has won the award of Traveller’s choice award of 2016 in the entire Fortaleza so it is really a must to come and explore the wonders of Fortaleza in this place.


  • Name: Morro Branco
  • Address:| Beberibe, Fortaleza, State of Ceara 62840-000, Brazil
  • Acess: 20 minutes away from Uruau Beach (Marambaia)
  • Price: Free
  • Phone: 08532191999
  • Opening hour: Anytime
  • Website: http://beberibe.ce.gov.br/#_=_

2. Visit museums

A great and fun way to fall in love with a certain place is to know more about its history and your can do that by visiting one of the famous museums in Fortaleza. The museums that you should visit are Cachaca Museum, Museu de Arte da Universidade Federal do Ceará , Farol Velho, Museu da Indústria and Museu do Ceará.

3. Have a swim at the beaches

Enjoy your visit by having a swim in the fine beaches of Fortaleza but the things that you are able to do there is not just limited to swimming. You can also just relax on the sand, do some windsurfing, parasailing, surfing, paddle boarding and so much more. The beaches that you should visit are Praia do Futuro, Fontes Beach, Iracema Beach,  and Prainha.

4. Taste the local food

Enjoy the best foods in town by hopping around the best restaurants they have. It is a really great way of getting to know Fortaleza even more. The restaurants that you should visit are Cabana del Primo, Fuji Sushi Lounge, Restaurante COCO BAMBU FRUTOS DO MAR, Coco Bambu Meireles, Coco Bambu Sul, Moleskine Gastrobar, Casa Nostra, Santa Grelha Meireles and Cantinho do Frango.

5. Watch something at the theatres

Even if you are not into theatres visiting if not all but one of the theatres in Fortaleza is really worth it. Most of the theatres they have are ancient and well-preserved. Perhaps you can learn a great information about the histories of these theatres. The theatres you should visit are Dragao do Mar Theater, Jose de Alencar Theater, c, Caixa Cultural Fortaleza and Salao Das Ilusoes.

6. Visit churches

Visiting churches might be the last thing on your mind while you are on a vacation but doing so in Fortaleza is totally worth it. The churches are ancient and well-preserved with really great history. The churches that you should really visit are Metropolitana Cathedral, Santuario Coracao de Jesus, Pequeno Grande Church, and Federal Railway Joao Felipe.

7. Walk around the parks

A great way to enjoy Fortaleza is walking around the parks and wandering around as you see the fantastic views around the city and that is by visiting the parks around. The parks that you should really visit are Praca Luiza Tavora, Coco Park, Passeio Publico, Praca Dos Stressados, Itaparika Water Park, Eco point Parque, Praca do Ferreira, and Nossa Senhora de Assuncao Fort.

8. Book a private tour

Booking a private tour is a great idea for people who wants to avoid the hassle and the worries of being in a vacation. In this case, the travel agency will be the one to organize everything for you including the accommodation, meals, transportation and so much more. Pretty much the only thing you will do is to relax and enjoy the entire time.

9. Do some shopping

Of course, who wouldn’t forget to go shopping especially in a place you have never been before? Shopping in Fortaleza is very easy since there are a lot of shopping malls and stalls around the streets and around the city. You should really have a visit at RioMar Fortaleza, Mercado Central, Centro de Turismo do Ceara, Shopping Parangaba and Via Sul Shopping.

10. Visit Rubens de Azevedo Planetarium


Rubens de Azevedo Planetarium is not that big of a planetarium but the interior is really cozy and somewhat close to reality. It is a really great experience to be able to visit the planetarium. It is a really unique way of being able to enjoy Fortaleza too! This place is great for families with little children as well.


  • Name: Rubens de Azevedo Planetarium
  • Address:Rua Dragao do Mar, 81, Fortaleza, State of Ceara 60060390, Brazil
  • Acess: 18 minutes away from Dragon of the Sea Cultural Center
  • Price: $8-$10USD
  • Phone: 85-3488-8639
  • Opening hour: MONDAY-SUNDAY 8:00AM-6:00PM
  • Website: http://www.dragaodomar.org.br/

Have a good trip and travel!