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Centro de Turismo do Ceara

Rua Senador Pompeu, 350 | City Center area, Fortaleza, State of Ceara, Brazil
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Ranked #17 of 89 Attractions in Fortaleza
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Historic Sites
Description: Old Public Jail is now a Tourism Center
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Oslo, Norway
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42 reviews 42 reviews
11 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We walked over to the Centro de Turismo do Ceará after wandering through the few floors of Mercado Central. While the grounds and architecture of the former prison were mildly interesting, I guess I was expecting more craftsmanship or local flavor to the shops in the state tourism center. Instead, it was basically the same kinds of things on sale... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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250 reviews 250 reviews
122 attraction reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

We were taken to the Centro de Turismo do Ceara for our shopping stop. The place had variety of shops and tried to sell different merchandise for tourist. Much to our surprise, there were limitation of Brazilian products that attract the attention of visitors. However toward the very end of the shopping complex, my wife found a white dress she... More

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Fortaleza, CE
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Go there, park inside the place, and walk around to buy some handcrafts, cashew nuts and tipical clothing from this part of the country.

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Chicago, Illinois
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358 reviews 358 reviews
171 attraction reviews
172 helpful votes 172 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 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)

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Boston, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 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.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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57 reviews 57 reviews
37 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 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... More

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Caxias do Sul - RS - Brazil
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166 reviews 166 reviews
37 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 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,... More

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