Fortaleza, the state capital of Sierra (Ceara) lies at the mouth of the Pajeú River and is a popular tourist destination in Brazil. Apart from spectacular beaches along an 18 mile, crescent-shaped coastline and rolling sand dunes, the city is also renowned for its year-round sunshine, and warm and friendly people. Fortaleza is laid out like a grid with wide avenues, and several urban beach spots such as Meireles, Mucuripe and Praia do Futuro form the scenic shoreline. Delicious flavors await you at the beachfront restaurants and shacks, and a relaxing massage is just a wish away. A buzzing party atmosphere pervades the city with tunes of the regional traditional music Forro floating in the air from restaurants, bars and hotels. Discover iconic historic buildings such as the Metropolitan Cathedral, the Jose de Alencar Theater, and the Museum of Ceara. Shop at the Mercado Central or Feirinha Beira Mar for local handicrafts, leather, ceramics and paintings.
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