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The Northeast Sights

Farol do Mucuripe

Updated 04/29/2013

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Erected by slaves and dedicated to Princess Isabel, the monarch who eventually put an end to slavery, this lighthouse was inaugurated in 1846. Surrounded by a system of battlements, it operated for 111 years and was not deactivated until 1957. In 1982 it underwent a restoration and was designated a municipal historic monument. It now houses the Museu de Fortaleza, better known as the Museu do Farol, with exhibits on the city's history.

Sight Information


Av. Vicente de Castro s/n, Fortaleza, 60180-410, Brazil



Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Mon.–Sat. 7–5, Sun. 7–11

Updated 04/29/2013


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