Praca do Ferreira, Fortaleza

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#3 of 10 in Historic Sites in Fortaleza
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. Using our custom trip planner, Fortaleza attractions like Praca do Ferreira can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • September 28, 2017
    Ferreira square is a tourist spot than Fortaleza in the city centre, close to shops and restaurants. Meeting point of the people. close has the Cine São Luís and the lion of the South that has a delicious pastry.
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  • September 21, 2017
    Beach where is located the fish market where you can buy shrimp, fish, lobster, etc., and pay to prepare right there, while delights with the sea view and a nice cold beer! In the case of large shrimp, pay R$43,00 the kg + $10.00 to prepare (from 100 g to 1 kg, you pay 10 dollars). Pena q no variety of beers, Devassa and Itaipava, R $7.00 r $7,50. Very nice to spend an afternoon!
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  • September 10, 2017
    Beautiful square, former tourist spot. Too bad you have homeless people in the square, needs to be more structured. Not very clean, square but quiet place
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  • March 15, 2017
    A historical square in Fortaleza. A touristic place.
  • May 17, 2017
    Ok
  • January 15, 2017
    Great place and worth a visit
  • February 17, 2017
    Ok
  • March 23, 2017
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