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Centro de Turismo do Ceara

Address: Rua Senador Pompeu, 350 | City Center area, Fortaleza, State of Ceara, Brazil
Phone Number: 212-3566
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Ranked #11 of 73 Attractions in Fortaleza
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Cultural
Owner description: Old Public Jail is now a Tourism Center
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Type: Historic Sites, Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Cultural
Owner description: Old Public Jail is now a Tourism Center

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Calgary, Canada
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137 reviews 137 reviews
98 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
15 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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207 attraction reviews
218 helpful votes 218 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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235 attraction reviews
206 helpful votes 206 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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59 reviews 59 reviews
37 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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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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