Mucuripe Lighthouse, Fortaleza

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#9 of 10 in Historic Sites in Fortaleza
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. Mucuripe Lighthouse is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our world travel planner, Fortaleza Edition.
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  • The new Lighthouse represents a marcona history of capital and our country, being the largest in the Americas and the sixth largest in the world with 71, 1 m. It's a smart and construction works in an automated manner. The sides of the new Lighthouse is the old lighthouse that operated since 1958.
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  • Interesting point of interest in a well preserved. You can visit the place in a short time and them walk around as it is a beatiful area.  more »
  • We were due to car after lunch at the fish market, the Lighthouse at the end of Avenida Beira Mar, unfortunately the place doesn't seem safe for visiting, we pass in front of the lighthouse very slowly to see the monument and that's all. We had no courage to go down to go up at the lighthouse, the region looks pretty dangerous and the lights are all tarred, pitiful!!! Needs urgent revitalization of the region and in the Lighthouse.
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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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