The city of Fortaleza is the capital of the state of Ceará, located in northeastern Brazil. With 2.5 million inhabitants, it is the fifth largest capital of the country.
Blessed with a stable climate, Fortaleza has practically no changes in temperature during the seasons. The city lives mainly on diversified commerce and tourism. In the "City of Light", as it is called, it is summer all year and to cool off from the heat, there is nothing better than visiting the beaches that bathe the region, among them Jericoacoara, Canoa Quebrada, Morro Branco and Cumbuco.
Fortaleza is known for its rich gastronomy. Bathed by the Atlantic Ocean, the recipes are prepared with fresh fish, shrimp, lobster, crab, arraias, among other specialties that are available to surprise the most exotic and demanding palates. In addition to dishes that include regional products such as cassava and a variety of meat specialties.
The Dragão do Mar Cultural Center brings together some of the city's nightlife. Built in the old and revitalized bohemian area of Fortaleza, there are the Ceará Museum of Culture and the Museum of Contemporary Art of the Dragon of the Sea, a reference space in the democratic access to cultural assets. In addition to cinemas, Astronomical Observatory, theaters and many traditional bars, such as the Bexiga Chopp, which is more than 100 years old. The cultural diversity, the space and the bars make the Cultural Center a very cozy, playful and interesting environment.
To buy souvenirs from your visit to Fortaleza, visit EMCETUR, Fortaleza's Central Market and Beira Mar Handicrafts Fair. Where you can find items such as the famous bottles of colored sand, nets, embroidery and other items made by local artisans.