Nossa Senhora de Assuncao Fort Tours

The history of Nossa Senhora de Assuncao Fort dates back to 1649, when it was built by the Dutch under the direction of Captain Matias Beck as Forte Schoonemborch. Just five years later in 1654, the fort was captured by the Portuguese and renamed after the patron saint of Fortaleza. When Fortaleza was officially founded in 1726, it was named after the fortress.

Since 1942, Nossa Senhora de Assuncao Fort has been a Brazilian army headquarters, but parts of the fort remain open to the public. Two such areas include a museum dedicated to General Antonio de Sampaio, a local Ceara war hero from the nineteenth century War of Paraguay, as well as the cell where the mother of Jose de Alencar, a famous Brazilian novelist from Ceara, was jailed. 

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Guided tours of Nossa Senhora de Assuncao Fort are available and led by the soldiers who are based at the fort.
Indirizzo: Av. Alberto Nepomuceno, Fortaleza, Brazil 60055-000, Brasile
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Explore the history and culture of Fortaleza on this 2-hour guided tour. Visit the Center of Tourism, the President Castelo Branco Mausoleum and the Metropolitan Cathedral with informative commentary from your local guide. Stop at the Central Market to peruse handicrafts and souvenirs, then enjoy the urban beach at Meireles. Round-trip transportation from Fortaleza hotels is included.
  • Durata: 2 ore
  • Disponibile in: Inglese
22,00 US$
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  • Durata: 2 ore
  • Disponibile in: Inglese
22,00 US$

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