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  • Location:Fortaleza, Brazil
  • Duration:2 hours (approx.)

Fortaleza City Tour

Discover the history and story behind the city of Fortaleza on a two hour guided tour! Visit beautiful and historic buildings such as the Metropolitan Cathedral, the President Castelo Branco Mausoleum and the Center of Tourism. A fun and educational way to discover the history behind Brazil's architecture and lifestyle!


  • Sightseeing tour of Fortaleza
  • Metropolitan Cathedral
  • President Castelo Branco Mausoleum
  • Jose de Alencar Theater
  • Meireles Beach
  • Handicraft market
  • English speaking guide
  • Hotel pickup and dropoff

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Fortaleza City Tour

Fortaleza City Tour

Fortaleza, the capital city of the State of CearĂ¡, has been for decades one of the most popular destinations for tourists. With an easy grid pattern, the city has a combination of sunny urban beaches, busy nightlife, delicious restaurants, rich Brazilian culture and very friendly people.

On this tour you will learn the history and heritage of Fortaleza. Learn about some of Fortaleza's historical monuments such as the Metropolitan Cathedral, the third largest church in Brazil. Other renowned landmarks include the Jose de Alencar Theater, Museum of Ceara, the Center of Tourism and the fortress of Nossa Senhora da Assuncao. Don't forget to take a picture of one of the many statues of Iracema!

You will also have the option to stop at the Central Market, one of the most popular handicraft markets, to buy local souvenirs. Then its off to the beach of Meireles, one of the many urban beaches in Fortaleza. With its stretch of beach that surrounds the handicraft fair and jangada (sailing boat) port, Meireles is a location popular with locals and tourists alike.

Customer Reviews



5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2012

All services (food, tour) were provided in a safe and agile way.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2012

The tour guide showed a sense of responsibility and made sure the group was safe at all times.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2012

Very punctual and the van was in good condition.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2012

The tour guide's explanation was clear, relevant and involving.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2012

Attentive, intelligent, nice and funny tour guide.

1 star rating: I do not recommend this June 2015

This is just horrible. They made false promises about the tour. They do not provide an english guide although they claim so in the tour description, even the local office does not have any english speaking staff. This is utterly disappointing. I had a hard time to even confirm my pickup time and venue, as they don't understand a bit of english. The entire tour was described in Portugese, I didn't understand a bit of it. I was shocked and felt I was robbed by the company.
The tour was totally useless. They don't make any stop in important landmarks beach/ cathedral/ central market. They charge a high rate for the tour, but make no effort to make it worthwhile.

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