Fortaleza (fortaleza) – A major city in the Northeast of Brazil, located on the Atlantic Ocean coast, 520 km north of Natal and 2620 km north of Rio de Janeiro. Population – 2,447,409 people (2010).
Translated from the Portuguese word Fortaleza means «fortress».
Fortaleza was founded in 1726, on the spot previously founded by the Fort Schoonenborch fort. Today it is the fifth largest Brazilian city, the capital of Seaar, as well as one of the main tourist centers of the country (ranks 4th after Rio, São Paulo and Brazilia on attendance among the Brazilians themselves), and, of course, one of the brightest cities Brazil.
Warm climate, ocean warm water and 34 kilometers of sandy beaches, with good conditions for beach holidays and surfing, as well as many different hotels, restaurants, bars and very rich nightlife – that’s why most tourists go to Fortaleza.
Fortaleza is famous for his saturated cultural life, there are theateras and museums in the city, the Fashion Week is held annually, and at the end of July – the interseason Carnival Fortal, not as large-scale, as in Rio, Recife or Salvador, but the number of participants increases every year.
In the vicinity of Fortaleza is located the largest Water Park Brazil – Beach Park, which is visited annually more than 700 thousand people.
Approximately 15 km from Fortaleza Coast, Parque Estadual Marinho Da Pedra Da Risca Do Meio is located in Parque Estadual Marinho Da MEIO² And the popular diver. In the park, many underwater reef formations, with an average depth of 16 to 36 meters and a rich marine life. The average water temperature is about 27 °With throughout the year.
Climate in Fortaleza – Tropical, high temperatures and high humidity (77%) throughout the year. Nevertheless, these conditions are usually softened by pleasant refreshing winds that breathe from the ocean.
The average temperature is not very different throughout the year +26…+31 °WITH.
The most warm months – November, December and January.
The rainy months – the period from January to June (February, March, April and May – in these months most of the rains).
The dry season is from August to December.
Fortaleza has her dark sides – One of the main unofficial attractions of the city is prostitution, including a children’s, as well as a high level of crime, in particular robbeans and murders, for which it is included in the 10th of the most criminal cities of Brazil (and not surprisingly, as 1/3 of the city’s population lives in slums).
Praia Do Futuro Beach borders with one of the most dangerous areas in the city – Serviluz slums. It is not recommended to walk in the area (especially on the beach) after sunset.
One common crime is client robbery prostitutes (be enough «something» in drinks or waiting when the client "cuts off" from drugs or alcohol).
6 km from the city center is Fortaleza International Airport – Pint Martins AEROPORTO INTERNACIONAL DE FOR FOREALEZA – PINTO MARTINS).
Avianca Brazil – Brazilia, Recife, Rio de Janeiro
Azul Brazilian Airlines – Belen, Belo Horizonte, Campinas, Manaus, Natal, Porto Alegre, Recife, Rio de Janeiro, Salvador, San Louis
Gol Airlines – Belen, Brazilia, Manaus, Natal, Porto Velu, Recife, Rio de Janeiro, Salvador, San Louis, São Paulo
Tam Airlines – Belen, Belo Horizonte, Brazilia, Campinas, Curitiba, Manaus, Natal, Porto Vella, Porto Alegre, Recife, Rio de Janeiro, Salvador, San Luis, São Paulo
Webjet – Belo Horizonte, Curitiba, Natal, Porto Alegre, Recife, Rio de Janeiro, Salvador, São Paulo
In Fortalez, 15 urban beaches, a total length of 34 kilometers.
The most popular city beaches:
Iracema Beach (Praia de Iracema) – Prestigious area and one of the most popular beaches of Fortaleza, with many bars and nightclubs. His name got its name in honor of the heroine of the famous writer who lived in Fortaleza – Jose de Alenkara (JOSé delencar). The statue of this Indian girl pulling onions can be seen here on the beach, it is one of the symbols of the city.
Maireles Beach (Praia Do Meireles) – Good for leisurely walks, there are many tents, shops and there is a significant part of hotels in the city.
Mukuripie Beach (Praia Do Mucuripe – Vilitary tourist area, a popular place for walking, both at the locals and tourists. In the morning, the boats were saved with fishermen, and in the evening they are returned here with a catch, some of which is sold at the local fish market.
Beach Futuro (Praia Do Futuro) – the length of more than 7 kilometers is famous for clean water and winds, because it is popular both in swim hunters and surfers. The most convenient for swimming urban beach Fortaleza.
Beaches of Iramema, Maireles and Mukuripi are connected with a 5-toned Promenade of Avenida Beira Mar (Avenida Beira Mar), which is a series of restaurants, bars, shops, nightclubs and enforcement facilities, mixed with hotels.
Urban beaches Fortaleza offer their guests well-developed infrastructure, here you can not only sunbathe, but also engage in beach sports (volleyball and football), riding on catamarans, water skiing, surfing and parachute flights and T.D.
Theater Jose de Alencar (Teatro José delencar) – was opened in 1910 and named after the name of the famous Brazilian Writer-Romanist. His main feature is that it has two facades: the first in the neoclassical style, the second – with unusual stained glass windows in the ar-nouvo.
Muurispe Lighthouse (Farol Do Mucuripe) – was built by slaves in the period from 1840 to 1846. Today, the Museum of Fortaleza is located here, with a collection of documents, photographs, illustrations and other items related to the history of the city.
Fortalez Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana de Fortaleza) – was built on the site of the old church, the fortification lasted from 1938 to 1978. Towers height – 75 meters, Cathedral capacity – 5000 people.
Statue of Irasemy (ESTáTua de Iracema) – It is one of the symbols of the city and is located on the beach of Irasema. Dedicated to the heroine of the novel of the famous writer Jose de Alenkara (JOS&# 233; delesencar) who lived in Fortalese.
Fort Assumption of Our Lady (Forte de Nossa Senhora da Assunção) – The place of the foundation of the city, in 1649 the Dutch was founded, giving him the name Schonenborch. And the Portuguese, re-taking these lands in 1654, renamed the fortune of the Assumption of the Virgin.
Beach Park (Beach Park) – Resort complex 6 km from Fortaleza, which occupies the territory of 18 hectares. On its territory there is a huge water park (5 hectares), hotels, tennis courts and sports grounds, fitness center, pools, kids club, restaurants and bars.
In the water park 17 of a variety of attractions, among which the largest swimming pool in Brazil – with waves reaching 3 meter heights, as well as the highest water slide in the country. Like and adults and children.