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Dragon of the Sea Cultural Center

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Address: Rua Dragao do Mar, 81 | Praia de Iracema, Fortaleza, State of Ceara 60060-390, Brazil
Phone Number: 55 85 3488 8600
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The dragon of the sea cultural center landed from out of space (or the first world)'in the middle of a delapidated and unsafe centro. The place offers great modern art galleries... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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New York, NY
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166 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The dragon of the sea cultural center landed from out of space (or the first world)'in the middle of a delapidated and unsafe centro. The place offers great modern art galleries, restaurants, outside bar space and space for entertainment. There is a small outside pavilion where we saw the most outrageous break dance performance!! Nice poeole and a mixed crowd.... More 

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

Modern architecture and large facilities. Nearby are many restaurants and lots of visitors. In the center is a museum, cinema, theater, amphitheater and always something going on.

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Tananger
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

The cultural center with its surrounding shopping street, and the vibrant night life, is a must see when in Fortaleza. Chances are, you will be coming back the very next day.

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Munich, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015 via mobile

I had 6 hours to kill before my next flight was going so I went there during the day. It was almost completely empty and the only real exhibition was on cowboys. Would not recommend going there, just stay on the beach instead.

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Manzanillo, Mexico
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91 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Really not much to see or do. The Cerea art was pretty ho hum. Was there at dusk and the palace was empty. Apparently it picks up after 8:00 pm but it is in a dodgey part of town and I would not go there at night. Most exciting thing I saw was a giant, Norway rat!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Not many people around late in the afternoon but it gets lively later at night with music and dancing. Enjoyed the planetarium exhibit and show and had a delicious expresso in a delightful small coffee place. Seemed very hip and romantic. Lots of art around. A nice and interesting place to walk around with someone special.

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Only visited this area during the daytime. On the day I visited, most of the museums, planetarium and other exhibit was closed. It is indeed very much a cultural center, both modern and traditional. There are some nice colonial buildings - which I believe at night is where the place becomes active. On some days, they do have down in... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

The Drago do Mar is supposedly one of Fortaleza's principal tourist attractions. Sadly, it delivers little of interest to the tourist. We visited on a Sunday. There was not much to see or do. The Museum of Ceara Culture was open and there were two exhibition areas. One was a limited and poorly curated exhibition of local art. As far... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015 via mobile

We tried visiting it 3 different times, and almost everything was closed. Granted it was Easter week, but only one of the galleries were open. The entire place is closed on Mondays During the rest of the week it seems to pick up at night, but only after 20:00. Cool to see, but don't expect much.

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boston
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

My husband and I visited this place today and we were thoroughly disappointed. Although they had a lot of staff walking around, no one spoke English . The museums, library, planetarium were all closed. The only thing open was a small coffee shop where no one spoke English. We finally just gave up, hopped a cab and went back to... More 

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