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Dragao do Mar Centro de Arte e Cultura

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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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Dragão do Mar has quite an ambiance. It is a complex made out of restored old buildings with contemporary elements, such as colorful lights and vintage steel. We went there for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Dragão do Mar has quite an ambiance. It is a complex made out of restored old buildings with contemporary elements, such as colorful lights and vintage steel. We went there for dinner. I felt a bit unsafe due to the amount of people asking for food. Although they were not agressive, still it was a reminder of the big diferences... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

This place is full of cultural activities and can spend some time here. It's Full of museums with permanent exhibitions, there is also a contemporary art museum, planetarium, art cinemas, cafes, bars, restaurants, Amphitheater. There is much to see here.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

the cultural center houses a museum, theater, open air theatre, cinema, restaurant, cafe During the day visit the center, museuem At night it is one of Fortaleza's nightlife point of attraction

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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