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Praca do Ferreira, Fortaleza

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Historic Walking Area Tourist Spot
Praca do Ferreira has undergone much change in its lifetime, but it has long been considered "Coração da Cidade" (The Heart of the City). Today this bustling square is presided over by a tall clock known as the "Coluna da Hora," or Pillar of Time. Enjoy the cooling spray from the fountains around the clock's base, or sit in the shade of a tree and watch as shoppers, city workers and the occasional street performer pass you by. Put Praca do Ferreira and other Fortaleza attractions into our Fortaleza trip itinerary builder, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • The central square and main of Fortaleza, a true icon of the city, whose name pays homage to Apothecary Fernandez, Mayor of the city in 1871 and was responsible for a major reform and urbanization of this entire area. Praça do Ferreira is considered Landmark and heritage of Fortaleza and is also known by your central four-sided clock, built in 1933. Is a large square, well cared for and attended, with several banks to the public sitting, with some news and magazines next to sidewalks and having your around some of the oldest and historic buildings of the fortress.
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  • Great place to meet friends, have always big events promoted by the Secretary of culture.
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  • I live with her almost every day, where to step, where I attended the Cine São Luís, I fed the outskirts, I went shopping, I've been to close banks. I mean, today be lacking in public policy to revitalize, seems to be "abandoned". But your essence is still there, with stalls, friends seated on stools, open, ventilated environment, Wi-Fi for those who interested, anyway. Show in St. Louis on Sunday, has no public safety support in the square, bringing the discomfort with the fear by many residents of streets that surround.
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  • A historical square in Fortaleza. A touristic place.
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  • Great place and worth a visit
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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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