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Passeio Publico

Relax among the native plants, enjoy fresh food and drinks from local vendors and watch the street performers in one of Fortaleza’s most popular parks.

Visit Passeo Publico to see beautiful neoclassical fountains and take in superb views of the waterfront. Enjoy a fruit juice from a local vendor and be entertained by the many excellent street performers, such as artists and circus acts, who ply their trade here.

The park has been a part of the city since 1879 and is one of the last remaining relics of 19th-century Fortaleza. It is also known as Martyrs Plaza, in honor of the heroes of the Ecuador Confederation who were executed here in 1825. Ask the locals for directions using either name for the park and they will send you to the right place. 

Stroll through the park and admire the neatly planted gardens and the ornate fountains dotted among the greenery. You’ll see several plants and trees native to Brazil and from further afield. Don’t miss one of the few examples of an African baobab tree in Brazil. Enjoy a break from the midday heat in the shade of one of the park’s many trees. Enjoy a picnic on the grass or watch groups of locals playing football, strumming guitars and simply relaxing at one of the city’s most popular parks.

Take a seat at one of the various food stalls to enjoy tasty local food and fresh fruit juices. Make plans for a day of sightseeing over a morning coffee or unwind with a cold beer in the evening. 

Visit in the late afternoon and join the crowds that come here to relax after work. At this time of day, you will likely see one of the street performers that come to entertain the crowds. Enjoy performances by local musicians, dancers and street artists.

The Passeo Publico is located in the downtown area of the city. Walk from the nearby hotels or hop on one of the regular buses that pass by the park. Entry to the park is free and it is open at all hours.


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