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Centro de Turismo do Ceara, Fortaleza

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Located inside an old prison, Centro de Turismo do Ceara now houses shops in the former cells. You’ll find local textiles--look for the embroidered lace that the area is known for--alongside souvenirs and other handicrafts. The city’s tourist office is also located inside the prison, so stop by for maps and info about events. Use our Fortaleza itinerary maker to visit Centro de Turismo do Ceara on your trip to Fortaleza, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • I really enjoyed the time we spent off our cruise ship in this former prison, now a thriving centre for arts and crafts. The 19th Century prison's cells now house a huge number of stalls or shops, mos...  more »
  • Plenty of small artisan shops offering plenty of things for the tourist. Lots of embroidery and lace. There were some wood carvings and also a stall offering cashews which were excellent. Located in a...  more »
  • This is near to the cathedral and fort so worth a visit if you are in the area but not worth making a special trip to get there. The small shops offering too much of the same type of tourist souvenier...  more »
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  • Ideal place to find handicraft from Ceará. Shops aimed at tourists, but local clients can find great products here.
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  • Very beautiful place, with many clothing stores and crafts!
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  • Great place to buy local crafts, lace, nets, among others.
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  • Excellent. The craftsmanship is quite different. The quality is first-rate. Parking and secure.
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  • Good location and quiet for purchases. Same things as on all sides but clean and safe. Be a former prison gives a special touch
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