Nossa Senhora de Assuncao Fort, Fortaleza

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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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  • One of the few places in Fortaleza where you can still get a feel for the history of this sprawling city. Excellent guides are available at the entrance to the Military HQ.  more »
  • The visitor is guided and is perfect for those who like to know the history of the site. Featured in the cell where she was trapped in the grandmother of José de Alencar and also served as a prison during the dictatorship. It's creepy.
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  • Great for photos or romantic sunset, hotspot, the edge has to stop by the famous fortress where it all began.
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Google
  • Um dos possíveis locais onde nasceu Fortaleza. Ponto turístico obrigatório.
  • Lugar histórico de muito valor, vale uma visita.
  • Aula de história presencial e conservada
  • Do military command headquarters and historical place.
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  • centro historico