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Centro de Turismo do Ceara

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Address: Rua Senador Pompeu, 350 | City Center area, Fortaleza, State of Ceara, Brazil
Phone Number: 212-3566
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Description: Old Public Jail is now a Tourism Center
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Fortaleza City Tour

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The Only Shopping Stop in Town

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 13, 2014
Charn P
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Bangkok, Thailand
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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72 reviews 72 reviews
26 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

It was ok... But same as the Central Market, same as the Night market. All sell very similar goods. But nice enough for a quick visit OR if you are looking for something in particular.

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Calgary, Canada
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156 reviews 156 reviews
103 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Amazing! And beautiful handmade everything stuff possible! Support the local and buy there! The lace is one of the most famous in the world. It take hours and days to be finished by local lady. The price is a bit salty, but is something you are going to have forever

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Oslo, Norway
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65 reviews 65 reviews
17 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 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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348 attraction reviews
392 helpful votes 392 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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254 helpful votes 254 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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Toronto, Canada
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55 helpful votes 55 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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218 reviews 218 reviews
46 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 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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