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Mucuripe Lighthouse, Fortaleza

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#9 of 10 in Historic Sites in Fortaleza
Lighthouse Tourist Spot
One of the oldest buildings in Fortaleza, Mucuripe Lighthouse now houses the Museum of Fortaleza, a collection of representations of Fortaleza. Inside the handsome, octagonal tower you will find drawings, photographs, documents, illustrations, excerpts from novels, and stories of visitors. Unfortunately, the historic building has suffered a little from vandalism and neglect in recent years. A visit to Mucuripe Lighthouse represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Fortaleza tour planner to plot your vacation.
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  • The farol do mucuripe currently has reggae style parties that many young people attend. It is close to a community called serviluz, but it's pretty quiet.
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  • It would be a wonderful place if you were well taken care of, if there were a coffee to drink enjoying the view, if your story was printed and if there were more well-kept surroundings. ... Unfortunate ...
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  • Dissapointing for such an historic landmark as it is almost deselect and unattended. It is also in a unsavoury neighbourhood and I only saw it from the bus. I wouldn't walk in this area.  more »

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If you want to focus on the historical attractions in Fortaleza, stay in the city center or a nearby neighborhood for easy access. Far more popular, however, is the coastal neighborhood of Praia de Iracema, where you can immerse yourself in the city's beach, restaurant, and nightlife scene. Any number of hotels line the neighborhood's expansive beachfront. For something a bit quieter, but still a stone's throw from the beach, look east to the coastal neighborhoods of De Lourdes and Praia do Futuro II. Thanks to the growing popularity of Fortaleza tourism, you can find a range of budget hostels throughout the city.
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