Friday, June 22, 2012

Ceará - Brazil

A few days ago i've received these 4 cards from Brazil, all from Ceará, one of the 27 states of Brazil, located in the northeastern part of the country, on the Atlantic coast. It was a surprise from Mauro, who lives in Água Branca, in Piauí state.

 Photo by CHACON
Fortaleza  is the state capital of Ceará, located in Northeastern Brazil. Fortaleza has about 25 kilometres (16 mi) of urban beaches, 3 of them are on this card, the Náutico Beach, the Meireles Beach, where locals and tourists go to stroll, and is also the area with the highest number of hotels in Fortaleza and the Iracema Beach, abohemian beach, with bars and nightclubs.

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The Theatro José de Alencar is theater in Fortaleza. It was officially opened on June 17, 1910 and features eclectic architecture of the theater in art nouveau style.
The cornerstone of the theater was launched in 1896, the center of the square of the Marquis Herval today square José de Alencar, but the original design was not realized. In 1904 it was officially authorized the construction of the Theatro José de Alencar, by law 768 of 20 August. On June 6, 1908 the works officially started, and the cast iron parts that make up the structure of the theater were imported from Glasgow, Scotland. - in: wikipedia

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Canoa Quebrada, known as the pearl of the east coast of Ceará, Brazil, is an international tourist beach resort 164 km from Fortaleza, in the municipality of Aracati.
This small fishing village, among dunes and cliffs, has good views and is becoming popular with tourists. The nights of Canoa Quebrada are known for animation and diversity.
The Tourism Authority of Ceará rates Canoa Quebrada as the most important tourist attraction of the state, after Fortaleza.
Tourist activities include outdoor activities such as excursions in dune buggies, horse riding, sailing in a 'jangada' boat, mountain biking, sandboarding, kitesurfing and windsurfing. - in: wikipédia
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Praia das Fontes (Fountains Beach), located in Beberibe, 91 km's from Fortaleza, has that name due to the many natural semi-mineral fountains that flow from the sand cliffs, real colorful sand canyons that follow the whole shore at that delightful beach.

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