Nossa Senhora de Assuncao Fort

The history of Nossa Senhora de Assuncao Fort dates back to 1649, when it was built by the Dutch under the direction of Captain Matias Beck as Forte Schoonemborch. Just five years later in 1654, the fort was captured by the Portuguese and renamed after the patron saint of Fortaleza. When Fortaleza was officially founded in 1726, it was named after the fortress.

Since 1942, Nossa Senhora de Assuncao Fort has been a Brazilian army headquarters, but parts of the fort remain open to the public. Two such areas include a museum dedicated to General Antonio de Sampaio, a local Ceara war hero from the nineteenth century War of Paraguay, as well as the cell where the mother of Jose de Alencar, a famous Brazilian novelist from Ceara, was jailed. 

Practical Info

Guided tours of Nossa Senhora de Assuncao Fort are available and led by the soldiers who are based at the fort.
Location
Indirizzo: Av. Alberto Nepomuceno, Fortaleza, Brazil 60055-000, Brasile
Scopri di più
Tour e attività (1)
Close
icon-filterFiltra
Cancella tutto
Ordina per:Tra i più richiesti

Attrazioni principali a Fortaleza

Consigliato per Fortaleza


Phone
Problemi con la prenotazione online?
39 19 924 1489
Chiama: 39 19 924 1489