Tag: Fortaleza

Exploring Fortaleza and the natural beauty of northeastern Brazil

“Abacaxi, óleo de coco, camarão, lagosta!” Pineapple, coconut oil, grilled shrimps, lobster. These the main products offered by the noisy and familiar street vendors populating Brazilian beaches and exploring Fortaleza you are bound to experience ...

Dragão do Mar, Fortaleza’s center of culture, art and science

Colored colonial houses Even after getting mugged and deciding I wasn't going back to the beach, I had a quick trip to the cultural pride of Fortaleza in northern Brazil, the Dragão do Mar, or Sea Dragon, where I always enjoy hanging around and ...

Mugged in Fortaleza, how a bad experience can spoil your holiday (plus some safety tips!)

On my very second day in Brazil I was mugged in Fortaleza while strolling along one of my favorite beaches, Beira Mar. Before you think "You should have known Brazil is dangerous", let me tell you that yes, I know many Brazilian cities bear a very ...

Emcetur, in Fortaleza a better use for a public prison

One of the entrances to Emcetur, Fortaleza Tourism Center A former cell of Fortaleza prison, now a cute shop! Emcetur building from its gardens The Museum of Art and Culture of Ceara inside Emcetur Puppets in the Museum of Art and ...

Mercado Central, a feast for the eyes in the heart of Fortaleza

You guessed it, one of Ceara's national prides is cachaça liqueur, and in it you will find pickled just about everything, even crabs! Plenty of them at the Mercado Central. Straw baskets on display at the Mercado Central Colorful straw ...

Museums, legacy and what Fortaleza is not doing to boost its tourism

The statue at the entrance of Museu do Ceara in Fortaleza It was the first thing I wanted to visit and it ended up being the very last one. Hours before leaving, I finally managed to get to Museu do Ceara, Ceara's Museum, in 51 Rua São Paulo in ...

Loud and proud, meet Fortaleza art and handicraft (VIDEO)

Bottles "painted" with colored sands from Beberibe/Morro Branco If you go to an art fair in Fortaleza, or in all of Ceara, northeastern Brazil, you will soon notice that everything about it seems to shout. I'm not just referring to the loud ...

A great day trip from Fortaleza to Morro Branco, Beberibe

The last time I was in Brazil I visited as much as I could of the region I was. Every morning is my fixed date with the beach close to where I live, and when I didn't go it meant I was hitting the roads to discover yet other natural wonders of this ...

Madness, bras and the best tribute to José de Alencar

José de Alencar statue in Fortaleza I've already written about the tragic story of Iracema, so yesterday, while I was vagabonding around Fortaleza city center, finding a tribute to the very much cherished writer José de Alencar was a true moment ...

Delicious and healthy, taste tapioca with me in Fortaleza (VIDEO)

If you are moving to Fortaleza or staying there for longer than a holiday, then you can find your way to a good quality of life starting from having long walks on the beach every morning and carrying on to discovering its local delicacies. One of ...

Moments of bliss in Beira Mar, my beach: a photo essay

What can I do, Brazil is inspiring me the healthiest of the lifestyles. Ok, let's spill it out, I've been becoming increasingly obsessed with a healthy lifestyle, from diet to alternative medicine to walks on the beach, which happen every day, ...

Stronghold-church of Nossa Senhora da Assunção, or where Fortaleza was born

Façade of the church of Nossa Senhora da Assunçao I've already mentioned that the history of Brazil has left indelible marks still visible today, signs that have reached to us through literary pieces, traditions and architectural work. During ...

Romantic and heartbreaking, the story of Iracema guardian of Fortaleza

Despite their homonymy, the statue of Iracema doesn't sit on Iracema beach but in Mucuripe, a beautiful stretch of white sand where fishermen every morning moor their jangadas, traditional fishing boats, after a night spent off the Atlantic shores. ...

The simple beauty of Nossa Senhora de Prainha church, Fortaleza

Wandering about beautiful Fortaleza, the capital of the Brazilian state of Ceará, I stumbled on this church that captured my attentions for its elegant simplicity. Its bright white and light blue tones, inevitably reminding Portuguese Catholic ...