The highlands of the Massif Baturité, far just over 100 km from Fortaleza. In addition to the mild temperatures, which average between 20 C and 22 º C and the minimum reaches 17 º C, the natural beauty of the region are an invitation to ecotourism. The Massif has a small strip of Atlantic Forest turned into an Environmental Protection Area.
Each city that makes up the highlands of the Massif Baturité has its charm and attraction for tourists. Guaramiranga, the best known, stands out for entertainment and leisure options. The city, with average annual temperature of 18 º C, has several bars and restaurants and is ideal for tasting hot drinks, while bringing the catch up with friends. Not to mention the various events that put the city on the cultural and gastronomic calendar of the state, such as jazz and blues festival (carnival), theater (September) and wine (in November).
It is also worth a stroll for Guaramiranga to enjoy the beauty of its flora, consisting of several species of Atlantic Forest and Amazon. Baturité, the city that gives its name to Massive, charms for its many tourist attractions. A right spot to visit is the old railroad where they were transported by horticultural products and coffee to Fortaleza. On site, one of the highlights is the little engine like "Smokey Mary", which calls for a return to the past.
Also in Baturité, it is worth visiting the Church, built in 1764 in colonial style, as well as the Via Sacra, consisting of a staircase leading to a statue of Our Lady on the mountain top and Apostolic Jesuit School (dated XVIII century) , also known as the Monastery of the Jesuits, with its beautiful architecture. Another landmark is the house of Commander Ananias Arruda, which is now a museum.
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Activities near to Baturité Massif
|Festival de Jazz and Blues (festival) -
Guaramiranga is a small city located in Sierra Baturité, in Ceará, which is 110 kilometers from Fortaleza. Guaramiranga and the neighboring towns of the Baturité Massif receive approximately 13 thousand tourists during carnival. Only the Jazz & Blues City has about 10 thousand people in the sum of the four-day festival.
It is the coldest place in the state, with an average temperature o...|
Address: Guaramiranga - CE
Distance: 9.28km from the Baturité Massif
|Estação Ecoturística Parque das Andréas (park) - Formed by an extraordinary set of waterfalls and natural pools, whose sources are situated on the crest of the Sierra Aratanha.
Andreas Park is one of the several Pacatuba natural attractions, 20 km from Fortaleza. Andreas Park Station ecotourism
With an area of 42,687.30 square meters, is an ecological heritage that preserves one of the most beautiful ecosystems of the Metropolitan Region of Fortaleza.
Located in Carlos ...|
Address: Estacão Ecoturistica Parque das Andreias Centro, Pacatuba - CE
Distance: 48.43km from the Baturité Massif
|Estação Ferroviária Baturite (historical) - Baturité Railway Station.
The train "Smokey Mary" arrived and departed full of bags of coffee. Such was the routine railway station Baturité, strategic location for the distribution of coffee production from the interior to the capital of Ceara. The station was one of the first to be built in Ceará in 1870.
Today, the site preserves some of the equipment at that time, as the train "Smokey Mary", and save the architecture of the bu...|
Address: Baturité - CE
Distance: 48.44km from the Baturité Massif
|Cachaça Museum (museum) -
Immerse in the history of Cachaça, this metropolitan area museum has a vast collection of documents, pictures, bottles, barrels of spices, and maps. Located at the Ypióca theme park, where many fun and playful activities are available aside from the learning experience of a museum. Do not go away without seeing the largest wooden barrel in the world, with a heigh of eight meteres and a capacity o...|
Address: Est Ypioca, 5400 - Coité, Maranguape - CE, 61940-000
Distance: 49.37km from the Baturité Massif
|Trilhas na Serra de Aratanha (activity) -
This is for the people who love nature trails, and participating in eco tourism activities. The trails in Serra de Aratanha are a great place to surrender to the charms offered in this 304 acres of green heaven, embedded in the Serra of Aratanha in the municipality of Guaiúba, only forty five kilometers from downtown Fortaleza.
This site not only has many nature trails, fishing and activities, but offers a...|
Address: Assoc. Dos Con. De Trilhas Da Serra Da Aratanha Rua Carlos Costa Carmo, 493 - Centro, Pacatuba - CE, 61800-000
Distance: 52.71km from the Baturité Massif
|Festival Cearense de Quadrilhas no São João de Maracanaú (festival) -
By the end of June, Maracanaú, 20 km from the capital center, hosts the Festival de Quadrilhas do Ceara, with the participation of many "quadrilhas" (kind of folk groups of square dancers) from all over the state of Ceara. It is one of the largest bonfire festivals in Brazil. The crowd gathers to dance, eat typical regional food, corn-based dishes, such as tamales, hominy, popcorn, corn cake, etc.
Address: Maracanaú - CE
Distance: 57.65km from the Baturité Massif
|Festa de Santo Antônio do Pitaguary (festival) -
A belief is that if you skip the fire you will arrange a wedding at the Feast of St. Anthony's Pitaguary. San Antonio fell into the graces of the people. They created the myth around him of matchmaker, who found husbands for women and vice versa, and saintly miracle, finding lost objects. The saint also won another attribute: gives luck and abundance. To obtain them, the believers take the blessed bread, which has magical and mir...|
Address: Maracanaú - CE
Distance: 57.65km from the Baturité Massif
|Clube do Vaqueiro (nightlife) -
A very traditional forró club in the Northeast, this is something akin to a Cowboy style of music.
The place is open only Saturday and Wednesday at holiday time is the meeting point of academics in the region. Besides a good dance forró, the kids can enjoy the barbecue served by the house. On the night 5 bands come on stage at the Cowboy Club.
Hours: Wed-Fri from 10pm
Address: Quarto Anel Viário, s/n - Estrada do Eusébio - Fortaleza / CE, Brazil
Distance: 66.24km from the Baturité Massif
|Fortaleza Zoo (zoo) -
The Sargento Prata Zoological City Park in Fortaleza houses over 300 animals in 35 precincts. The ecological space came up with the idea of Sergeant Prata that kept some animals in the Children's Square in downtown Fortaleza.
In 1979, the Sergeant collection of animals moved to the Ecological Park of Passaré, which is still a complex formed by a Garden and a green space. It has an area of over four hectares and ...|
Address: Av. Prudente Brasil - Passaré Fortaleza - CE
Distance: 69.69km from the Baturité Massif
|Igreja do Senhor Bom Jesus dos Aflitos (historical) -
The Bom Jesus dos Aflitos Church is located in the central square Parangaba, called the Caboclos da Parangaba square. Currently, the district that borders a lake of the same name, was formerly the Poranganba Indian village, founded by Jesuits in the XVI century. By the end of October, 1759, it was then named New Village of Arronches (Vila Nova do Arronches) a name of Portuguese origin.
The devotion of locals to the Good J...|
Address: Paróquia do Bom Jesus Parangaba Rua Carlos Amora, 100 - Parangaba Fortaleza - CE, 60740-000
Distance: 71.05km from the Baturité Massif
|Engenhos de rapadura (sightseeing) -
Much of the northeastern sugar cane crop becomes molasses in Ceará mills. Fortaleza stands out in the production of cane sugar, including several growers. Most of the Ypióca cane suppliers for instance, rum distillery in the state of Ceará. There, the activity attracts thousands of tourists interested to know the process.
In Pindoretama, a municipality 40 km from Fortaleza...|
Address: Pindoretama - CE, Brasil
Distance: 72.35km from the Baturité Massif
Restaurants near to Baturité Massif
Osmar do Camarão is a Seafood restaurant that is roughly 65.86km from Baturité Massif and can be found at Travessa São João, 147
Sítio CajuBar is a Northeast Brazilian restaurant that is roughly 65.88km from Baturité Massif and can be found at R. Maranguape, s/n
O Paulinho da Maraponga is a Brazilian restaurant that is roughly 67.27km from Baturité Massif and can be found at Av. Godofredo Maciel, 3884
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