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Fortaleza is the capital of Ceara was the first Brazilian state to abolish slavery in 1884 and thus is nick named as the “Land of Light”. Located in the north-eastern region of Brazil, it belongs to the Metropolitan meso region of Fortaleza and micro region of Fortaleza. On a visit to this beautiful city you will surely experience of knowing the two parts of the city, the ancient which keeps the historic center intact and the modern which has all the latest amenities and leisure options. The city represents a beautiful amalgamation of rich cultural heritage and modern architecture and above all the revitalizing and refreshing beaches and natural landscape. All this make it a must visit destination where you can relax, rest and feel rejuvenated. So make a plan and fly to Fortaleza and enjoy a great holiday trip.
With more than 300 days of sunshine, abundance of natural beauty and stunning beaches, Fortaleza is among the major tourist destinations of Northeast Brazil after Recife and Salvador. Explore the major attractions of the city with a visit to Mercado Central the four storey central market with four floors and more than 600 stalls selling everything from clothes to souvenirs and from fruits clothes. Do visit the Fortaleza Beach Park which is a hugely popular entertainment and leisure complex which is visited by more than 700,000 people every year. Tours to Beach Park typically includes Metropolitan Cathedral, Martyrs Square, Central Market and statue of Iracema. If you want to capture the cultural glimpses of the city then do visit the Dragon which is the large culture center offers the modern art exhibitions, restaurants and outside bar space. It is located in the Iracema area which also includes a planetarium, the Contemporary Art Museum, the Museum of Ceara, a library and a Cinema.
The historic Jose de Alencar Theatre founded in 1910 is one of the landmarks of Fortaleza is a wrought iron structure with colourful stained glass windows and gardens is designed by the Brazilian landscape architect Roberto Burle Marx. You surely love to visit the Ponte dos Ingleses which is also known as Metal Bridge is located on Praia de Iracema is a beautiful stretch in Fortaleza is one of the best places to watch the stunning sunset. You surely enjoy a visit to Museum of Ceara which was opened in 1932 was the first public museum in the Brazilian stat of the same name. The museum presents the history and culture of the state including its various indigenous peoples through its collection of around 12,000 artifacts.
The city of Fortaleza has a humid tropical climate with rain and high humidity. It has a well defined dry season with high and stable temperature. The best time to visit Fortaleza is the driest months ranging from August to December. It has very low levels of precipitation and also low levels of humidity. The wind is stronger between August and November and this is the best time for those who love surfing. The Carnival and Reveillon is also the popular events but it might be very crowded in these periods.
There are various airlines that connect both the destinations. The prominent among them are TAP Air Portugal, KLM, AIR France, LATAM and Air Europa. The cheapest day to fly from London to Fortaleza is Friday while the most expensive day is Wednesday. When flying out of London you will be using London City, Gatwick, Heathrow and London Luton and landing at Fortaleza Pinto Martins or Fortaleza Airport.
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