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“Interesting history but not much to see”

Centro de Turismo do Ceara
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Fortaleza City Tour
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Owner description: Old Public Jail is now a Tourism Center
Toronto, Canada
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“Interesting history but not much to see”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2013

The concept that this place was a prison and now is a tourist destination is interesting, and it is free so the price is right. However, there isn't much to see. The shops are similar to what you'd find elsewhere in the city. If you are in the area, check it out, but don't go out of your way to see it.

Visited January 2013
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“From an old Prison to a cultural and comercial area”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2010

In the old city jail, in downtown area, now there is a cultural and commercials center of Fortaleza. Like Mercado Central, on the products, the area holds a variety of stores where once were the prisoners cells. In the center of the area, on the bottom floor there are many shops with people showing how the handcrafts products are made, and on the upper floor, there is a museum showing artifacts of old Fortaleza. If you are on the vicinity of Mercado Central, you may want to take a look at this area too.

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