Nossa Senhora de Assuncao Fort, Fortaleza

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. Use our Fortaleza road trip website to arrange your visit to Nossa Senhora de Assuncao Fort and other attractions in Fortaleza.
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  • It has not been possible to visit it because it is the command of the army, being the visit accompanied by military and in a few hours. Cannot be considered a tourist spot since it's not accessible.
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  • Beautiful location opposite the central market. On the day I visited had no guides so we visited just outside. But it's worth it.
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  • I made a visit to this Fort or fortress and I liked it. Was a guided tour and know a little more about the city through this site.
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