Estadio Castelao in Fortaleza plays hosts to six
World Cup matches, including a quarter-final.
Fortaleza - Estadio Castelao
In the group stage, Fortaleza hosted fans from
Côte d'Ivoire, Costa
Rica, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Mexico and
could also see Brazil play.
Founded in 1726, Fortaleza became the capital of Ceara in 1799.
Fortaleza has some 34 kilometres of beaches, with Praia do Futuro the
popular one nearest to the city.
Iracema is the place to go for bars and nightclubs while Mucuripe
Beach offers you a chance to see the typical fishing boats of the region; the jangadas.
Football in Fortaleza
Ceara Sporting Club and Fortaleza Esporte Clube are two of the most popular
clubs in the north-east of Brazil.
2014 World Cup Finals fixtures played at Estadio Castelao.
Saturday, 14th June
Uruguay vs Costa Rica (1:3)
Tuesday, 17th June
Brazil vs Mexico (0:0)
Saturday, 21st June
Germany vs Ghana (2:2)
Tuesday, 24th June
Greece vs ôte d'Ivoire
Sunday, 29th June
Netherlands vs Mexico (2:1)
Friday, 4th July
Brazil vs Colombia (2:1)
Road to The Final.
The main drag in Fortaleza is along the Beira Mar.
A popular place to visit outside of Fortaleza is Jericoacoara.
Secretaria de Turismo
Official Fortaleza tourist information from the Prefeitura Municipal de Fortaleza.
of Ceara Tourism:
Official tourist information from the state of Ceara.
From the Brazilian Government portal.
Getting to Fortaleza
Fortaleza by Air
The airport for lights to Fortaleza is the Pinto
Martins International Airport (FOR).
Fortaleza by Bus
Fortaleza's long-distance bus station is the Rodovi�ria Engenheiro Jo�o
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2014 World Cup Finals - Knockout Stage.
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