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Centro de Turismo do Ceara
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US$34.99*
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Fortaleza City Tour
Ranked #22 of 176 things to do in Fortaleza
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Owner description: Old Public Jail is now a Tourism Center
Canada
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801 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 320 helpful votes
“If you like shopping!”
Reviewed 26 April 2013

All to attract the shopper's. You have all you are looking for. Nice clothes, a lot of white with lace an embroidery. All small individual shops. On the same spot you will find the tourist office (closed on lunch hours)

Visited April 2013
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Boston, Massachusetts
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“Pretty and worth a stop”
Reviewed 7 February 2013

If you are going to tour downtown Fortaleza you should make a stop here. There isn't that much to see, but it is pretty and there are some shops worth checking out.

Visited January 2013
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Toronto, Canada
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“Interesting history but not much to see”
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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Caxias do Sul - RS - Brazil
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“From an old Prison to a cultural and comercial area”
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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