Fortaleza de Nossa Senhora da Assuncao, Fortaleza

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Military Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
Long ago, Fortaleza de Nossa Senhora da Assuncao was used to prevent intrusions from invaders, and today it houses the headquarters of the 10th Military Region of the Brazilian Army. Located near the central market and opposite the Fortaleza Cathedral, this is a place you can go to learn about the history. It was erected by the Dutch in 1649 and then taken by the Portuguese in 1654 and renamed. At this very spot is where the small village of Fortaleza was born, and now it’s among the five largest cities of Brazil. Visit the prison where Bárbara de Alencar was incarcerated and take a guided tour to hear all of the interesting stories. Use our Fortaleza road trip website to arrange your visit to Fortaleza de Nossa Senhora da Assuncao and other attractions in Fortaleza.
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  • Oldest building in the city, it was a fortress on XVII century, buiding by portugueses, a protection agains frenchs, dutchs ans pirates. Actualy is a magnific Army Headquarter.  more »
  • One of the few places in Fortaleza where you can still get a feel for the history of this sprawling city. Excellent guides are available at the entrance to the Military HQ.  more »
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