The Best Things To Do in Fortaleza

Fortaleza always has scores of tourists and visitors flowing in each year, attracted to its magnificent beaches, serene waters and hip nightlife. The city gives out such infectious vibes that one can't help but feel drawn to the fun and merrymaking. Some of the famous beaches that are a definite go-to are the Praia Do Futuro, Morro Branco, Praia De Iracema and Meireles Beach. They have the best shacks, sands, water sports and views. Also not to be missed while sightseeing through the city are the Dragao Do Mar Theatre, Arena Castelao, Metropolitana Cathedral, Cachaca Museum and the Rubens De Azevedo Planetarium.

Fortaleza is also one of the best possible places to try out the rad Brazilian cuisine like feijoada, macaxeira, churrasco, carne de sol and tapioca. The adventure hungry folks can have a slice of scuba diving in Pedra da Risca do Meio State Park, surfing at the various beaches and a host of other exciting water adventure sports.

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Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in Fortaleza, Brazil

Must see places in Fortaleza ranked on popularity. Here is the complete list of best attractions in Fortaleza and point of interests to visit.

  1. Public Garden

    #1 of 64 Things To Do in Fortaleza
    Public Garden

    Tags: Garden, Tourist Center

    Address: Rua Dr. Joao Moreira | Centro, Fortaleza,State of Ceara, Brazil

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    This is the oldest square in Fortaleza and is known by various names including the Martyrs Square. The garden is set in the square and serves as a popular hangout in the city. The trees centennial, Ba...Read more

  2. Praia Do Futuro

    #2 of 64 Things To Do in Fortaleza
    Praia Do Futuro

    Tags: Beach, Entertainment, Water Sport, Picnic Spot

    Address: Fortaleza, State of Ceara, Brazil

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Perfect for swimming and bathing, the Praia do future beach is less crowded and offers the much needed tranquillity in the bustling city of Fortaleza. There are also barracks and restaurants serving f...Read more

  3. Morro Branco

    #3 of 64 Things To Do in Fortaleza
    Morro Branco

    Tags: Beach, View Point, Sand Dunes

    Address: Beberibe, Fortaleza, State of Ceara 62840-000, Brazil

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Located in Beberibe, the Morro Branco is known for its different hues of sand and is especially used for silicografia which is the art of drawing with sand. Observe the Labyrinth Morro Branco which is...Read more

  4. Praia De Iracema

    #4 of 64 Things To Do in Fortaleza
    Praia De Iracema

    Tags: Beach, Entertainment, Nightlife

    Address: Fortaleza, Brazil 69000

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    A well-liked beach and neighbourhood in Fortaleza, Praira De Iracema is named after the character Iracema in the novel of the same name by famous Cearense writer Jose de Alencar. This prime district s...Read more

  5. Dragao Do Mar Theatre

    #5 of 64 Things To Do in Fortaleza
    Dragao Do Mar Theatre

    Tags: Entertainment, Amphitheater

    Address: Rua Dragao do Mar, 81 - Praia de Iracema, Fortaleza - CE, 60060-390, Brazil

    Timings: 08:30 am - 09:30 pm Details

    A massive structure with a domed roof, the Dragao do Mar Centre of Art and Culture is spread over an area of 33000 square metres. Dedicated to art and culture, this centre is named after Dragao do Mar...Read more

  6. Arena Castelao

    #6 of 64 Things To Do in Fortaleza
    Arena Castelao

    Tags: Sport, Arena

    Address: Av. Alberto Craveiro, 2901 - Castelao, Fortaleza - CE, 60861-211, Brazil

    Opened in 1973, the Estádio Castelao has a seating capacity of 63903. Built at the initiative taken by state governor Placido Castelo, it has one small continuous oval shaped tier and large ram...Read more

  7. Mercado Central

    #7 of 64 Things To Do in Fortaleza
    Mercado Central

    Tags: Market

    Address: Av. Alberto Nepomucemo, 199 - Centro, Fortaleza - CE, 60055-000, Brazil

    Timings: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    Also known as the Fortress Central Market, the Mercado central specialises in handmade goodies of the Ceara province. Dating back to 1809, the market was initially set up for the trade of meat, fruits...Read more

  8. Fontes Beach

    #8 of 64 Things To Do in Fortaleza
    Fontes Beach

    Tags: Beach, Sand Dunes

    Address: Fortaleza, State of Ceara, Brazil

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Dotted with red and white sand dune cliffs, this beach offers a great view and has an extra ordinary backdrop of shoreline and ponds. The fauna is beautiful and the best attraction of the beach is the...Read more

  9. Meireles Beach

    #9 of 64 Things To Do in Fortaleza
    Meireles Beach

    Tags: Beach, Food And Drinks

    Address: Fortaleza, State of Ceara, Brazil

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    A stretch of beach adorned by the handicraft fair- Feirinha de Artesanato, Meireles Beach is a popular hangout in Fortaleza. Dotted with hotels, restaurants and shopping areas, this beach is a tourist...Read more

  10. Metropolitana Cathedral

    #10 of 64 Things To Do in Fortaleza
    Metropolitana Cathedral

    Tags: Church, Religious Site, Architecture

    Address: R. Sobral, 1 - Centro, Fortaleza - CE, 60030-030, Brazil

    Timings: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    The construction of this majestic cathedral began in 1939 and it took a whole lot of time to complete- nearly 40 years! It was designed by French architect George Mounier and the design was allegedly ...Read more

  11. Ingleses Bridge

    #11 of 64 Things To Do in Fortaleza
    Ingleses Bridge

    Tags: Bridge, Architecture

    Address: Rua Dos Tabajaras, 325, Fortaleza, State of Ceara 60060-510, Brazil

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Also known as the metal Bridge, this is one of the most iconic development structures in Fortaleza and is located in Praia de Iracema. Dating back to 1921, the construction of this bridge began during...Read more

  12. Cachaca Museum

    #12 of 64 Things To Do in Fortaleza
    Cachaca Museum

    Tags: Art Museum, Theme Park, Tourist Center, Specialty Museum

    Address: Acesso pela CE-065 - Sen. Virgilio Tavora, Fortaleza, State of Ceara, Brazil

    Timings: 08:30 am - 05:00 pm Details

    Located a few kilometres away, the theme park offers activities like zip-line, hiking trails, and river kayaking. The Cachaca is a metropolitan area museum and displays a vast collection of documents,...Read more

  13. Crocobeach Bar & Restaurante

    #13 of 64 Things To Do in Fortaleza
    Crocobeach Bar & Restaurante

    Tags: Bar, Food And Drinks, Restaurant, Entertainment

    Address: Av. Clovis Maia Arrais, 3125, Praia Do Futuro, Fortaleza, State of Ceara 60180 000, Brazil

    Timings: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    Located right on the Future beach, this is a very popular resort known for its apt service and great ambience. Drop in for good food, excellent drinks and chances are you might just never feel like le...Read more

  14. Centro De Turismo Do Ceara

    #14 of 64 Things To Do in Fortaleza
    Centro De Turismo Do Ceara

    Tags: Tourist Center, Market, Shopping Center, Arts And Crafts

    Address: Rua Senador Pompeu, 350 - Centro, Fortaleza - CE, 60025-000, Brazil

    Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    Located in tan old jailhouse, the tourism centre is a one-stop destination for knowing the whereabouts of different attractions and activities in Fortaleza. Also, there is a small market selling handi...Read more

  15. Jose De Alencar Theatre

    #15 of 64 Things To Do in Fortaleza
    Jose De Alencar Theatre

    Tags: Entertainment, Theatre, Tourist Center, Architecture

    Address: R. Liberato Barroso, 525 - Centro, Fortaleza - CE, 60030-160, Brazil

    Timings: 09:00 am - 11:00 pm Details

    Officially operating since 1910, this Brazilian theatre features the brilliant style of architecture built in the art nouveau style. The auditorium has a seating capacity of 120 and the inner structur...Read more

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