Nossa Senhora de Assuncao Fort, Fortaleza

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Military Museum Museum
Long ago, Nossa Senhora de Assuncao Fort was used to prevent intrusions from invaders, and today it houses the headquarters of the 10th Military Region of the Brazilian Army. Located near the central market and opposite the Fortaleza Cathedral, this is a place you can go to learn about the history. It was erected by the Dutch in 1649 and then taken by the Portuguese in 1654 and renamed. At this very spot is where the small village of Fortaleza was born, and now it’s among the five largest cities of Brazil. Visit the prison where Bárbara de Alencar was incarcerated and take a guided tour to hear all of the interesting stories. With our online itinerary creator, Fortaleza attractions like Nossa Senhora de Assuncao Fort can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • I was received by Bruno, Tourism intern, for a guided tour, and a lot of well guided. Congratulations to the army for maintaining the historical heritage of the initial core of the fortress. Made a point to thank personally the officer by day and do my thanks here. The site deserves to be seen.
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  • Beautiful image of the Cathedral and has a wonderful view, made purchases, tours and fun.
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  • Circling Fortress, I visit and get to know the history of the site where the city began. The fortress of our Lady of the assumption is a back to the past, when the Portuguese sought to settle in that land and had to fight invaders, especially the Dutch. The fortress was not completed, but the main part is intact. Worth knowing!
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  • Location of the Fort built by Matthias Beck and rebuilt the background of the engineer Scott Paulet, built on the banks of the Pajeú Brook. The cannon gives clues that the unnamed city of Fortaleza always targeted wrong.
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  • I loved the preservation of any structure, well worth checking out, great place to record beautiful pictures!!
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  • Here is the command of the Army (10th military region) and a little of the history of the Foundation of the fortress.
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  • 10th military region is one of the landmarks of the city, maintained by the Brazilian Army.
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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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