Quality Hotel Fortaleza
Av. Beira Mar, 2340
Phone: (55) 85 3466-7100
Fax: (55) 85 3466-7166
Enjoy delicious food with a healthy dose of humor at this bar and comedy club located near the beach. Start off the proceedings, with the drinks selection offering a range of local beers. Patrons sit at communal tables, where they can savor delectable Brazilian specialties, pizzas, pastas as well as shrimp. There's lots of laughter and merriment as the stand-up acts take stage. Despite having a fixed roster of artists and shows every week, Lupus Bier continues to be an ever-popular place for comedy in the city.
Constructed by Jose Magalhaes Porto in 1925 as Vila Morena, this structure has undergone a lot of changes on the way to becoming Estoril, an important cultural center in Fortaleza. During World War II, the property passed into the hands of a group of Americans who converted the home into a casino, after which it was operated as a restaurant and bar. Now, Estoril is a popular meeting place that hosts a plethora of exciting events throughout the year. Its location close to attractions like Praia de Iracema beach and Ingleses Bridge have added to its popularity.
Established in 1993, Teatro da Praia had humble beginnings, operating from a decrepit-looking historic warehouse. Slowly but surely, the theater gained footing and recognition for its eclectic programming. Today, the theater is housed in a 200-seat facility, with modern facilities, and offers and exciting mix of upcoming local talents as well as renowned national groups. Besides this, the theater is also actively involved in numerous artistic and social projects for spreading cultural awareness. Visitors can enjoy coffee and light bites at the on-site cafe. Check website for more.
Centro Cultural Dragão do Mar is a vast complex that brings you some of the city's best entertainment. The center was established in 1999 and comprises a theater, an art museum, planetarium, an auditorium, a library and other performance spaces. Besides this, the complex has restaurants, bars and shops for visitors. The center is spread over an expansive 30,000 square meters (322,917 square feet), and offers an eclectic selection of events and activities in art, culture, community gatherings and more. Call ahead or check website for upcoming events and more.
Located in the heart of the city, Theatro José de Alencar offers some of the best cultural programming in the city. Established in 1910, the theater occupies a beautiful art-noveau edifice, and features numerous performance spaces besides the main auditorium. The interiors of this grand theater are as striking as its edifice, with stunning historic artwork and architectural details. From dance and circus performances to theater and concerts, the theater offers a rich diversity of cultural events throughout the year. Check website for upcoming events and more.
Established in 1991, Teatro Chico Anysio has been a popular staple on the Fortaleza's comedy scene. From amateur comedy nights to well-known stand-up acts, the intimate theater has hosted a vast array of shows till date, and continues to tickle the city's funny bone. The theater has received widespread recognition from artists as well as the media for its quality of programming, and is one of the best places in the city for your quota of the best medicine.
Established in 1941, Estádio Presidente Vargas is one of the oldest sporting venues in the city. Known popularly as PV, the stadium has a history of hosting some of the city's biggest football fixtures. The facility was the home stadium for numerous clubs including the Fortaleza Esporte Clube and Ceara Sporting Club at various points in time. The stadium underwent a major renovation beginning 2008 to enhance security and facilities for spectators. While the number of fixtures at PV has dwindled due to the modern Arena Castelao, it remains a popular stadium in the city.
Located within the Universidade de Fortaleza, the intimate Teatro Celina Queiroz offers an eclectic program of theater and performing arts throughout the year. From amateur and upcoming theater groups to well-known productions, the theater aims to showcase a diverse selection of plays. Apart from this, the 300-seat facility is also used for cultural as well as numerous academic events of the university. Equipped with modern acoustics and technology, this is a popular venue to catch the local theater scene. Check website for more.
Centro de Eventos do Ceará is a modern conference and event center located in Fortaleza. This multi-purpose venue opened in 2012 and has hosted several events such as live music performances, conferences, sports matches, exhibitions, and a lot more since then. With a capacity to accommodate over 30,000 spectators, this venue is one of the biggest in Brazil and has even seen performances by the likes of Jennifer Lopez and David Guetta as well.
Purpose-built for hosting big-ticket events, Siará Hall is regularly host to top Brazilian and international artists. The expansive venue can accommodate a mammoth 14000 guests, and boasts of top-of-the line acoustics and technology. Besides concerts, Siará Hall is capable of hosting numerous other cultural events ranging from dance recitals to circus performances. The flexible spaces within the venue also make it ideal for large business conferences and trade fairs. You can catch a pre-show drink and a quick bite at one of the venue's equipped bars as well as the restaurant. Check website for more.
One of the stellar entertainment options on offer at the Via Sul Shopping center, Via Bowling is a fun place to unwind after you're done shopping. The expansive facility has been brightly decorated in vibrant hues of green. With eight lanes and an advanced score tracking system, Via Bowling has everything to get you in a competitive mode. Besides bowling, the facility also offers pool tables. You can grab a snack or a drink from the cafe on-site.
Established in 1973, Estádio Plácido Aderaldo Castelo, also known as the Arena Castelão, is one of the city's premier sports venues. It hosts big-ticket football fixtures, and is one of the venues for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. The stadium is home to two of Fortaleza's major football clubs, the Ceara Sporting Club and Fortaleza Esporte Club. It underwent major renovations in 2012, and boasts of an enhanced seating capacity, luxurious VIP boxes and modern facilities for spectators. In addition, the complex also includes a cultural center for performing arts and other events. Check their website for more information.