Ceará is a state with strong religious representation. In the interior, at least four cities have Catholicism very present in the figures of Padre Cícero (Juazeiro do Norte), Nossa Senhora de Fátima (Crato), Benigna (Santana do Cariri) and São Francisco das Chagas (Canindé). These municipalities are interconnected in the so-called […]
Tourism and travel guide of the Baturité Massif located in the central hinterland of Ceará, composed of the municipalities of Pacoti, Palmácia, Guaramiranga, Mulungu Aratuba, Capistrano, Itapiúna, Baturité, Aracoiaba, Acarape, Redenção, Barreira and Ocara.
Baturité is a Brazilian municipality in the state of Ceará. Distance from Fortaleza: 106 km. Access can be made by the highways: CE 060 / CE 356.
The green landscape and humid climate make the region one of the most popular destinations for weekends. With an average temperature ranging from 20ºC to 22ºC – and a minimum of 17ºC, the scenery has a small strip of Atlantic Forest transformed into an Environmental Protection Area, which makes the region very suitable for ecotourism.
The cultural importance of Baturité can be better evaluated through the set of historical buildings, monuments, urban and rural houses and its religious constructions.
In 1883 Baturité declared the emancipation of its slaves in a ceremony held in the old Culture Building where today the Municipal Health Secretariat is located. Baturité has three distinct climatic varieties: mountain range, where the municipality is located, and hinterland.
The mountain range occupies 40% of the municipality’s territory with an area of Atlantic forest where waterfalls and trails are a delight for visitors.
Another source of income in the municipality is tourism, with great potential, but which still needs to be better explored. Baturité has an APA (Environmental Protection Area) in the remnants of Atlantic Forest in the municipality, trails, waterfalls, areas suitable for adventure sports and a great cultural heritage spread throughout the city as museums, monuments and centenary buildings. Among these we can highlight.
The mountain town of Guaramiranga is located in the Maciço do Baturité and is known, with some charming exaggeration, as “the Switzerland of Ceará”. In addition to an extensive coastline and a vast hinterland, Ceará has many mountain ranges. One of them is in the Baturité Massif, a region of […]
According to Simões (1980), the main characteristics that distinguish Portuguese tiles in the first 25 years of the 17th century are monumentality, suitability for architecture and modernity. The Portuguese tile arrived in Brazil in synchrony with the other arts and followed the same process of acculturation existing in Portugal. In […]
The handicrafts of Maranhão have more than 400 years of tradition, just a visit to the Historic Centre of São Luís and you can see the variety of artefacts from the artisanal production of Maranhão, marked by the creativity of a popular tradition that has been improved since the foundation […]
Arabic architecture developed in Portugal during the Muslim presence in the country (712-1249). The originality of architectural structures and ornamental motifs gave rise to a very distinctive Muslim architecture. The horseshoe arch, of Visigothic influence, is the hallmark of Muslim civilisation in Portugal. Ornamentation is one of the great characteristics […]
Get to know the main historical cities of the north-east of Brazil built during the colonial period that still retain a large part of their preserved houses. The history of Brazil is rich, comprehensive and full of contradictions. Developing a narrative that addresses the details of the conquest and colonisation […]
Cariri, in the south of the state of Ceará, is a region marked by a rich cultural heritage, inherited from the traditions of the indigenous peoples who lived there, especially the Kariris Indians. With the miscegenation of various peoples (indigenous, European and African) and the relative isolation of Cariri in […]
The coast of Maranhão has incredible dunes of the Lençóis Maranhenses National Park and mangroves, the beaches of the state of Maranhão have a unique look in the Northeast. On this stretch of the Brazilian coast you can find almost deserted beaches in fishing villages or even in the metropolitan […]
The Pedra Caída Complex in Chapada das Mesas in the state of Maranhão is a must-see attraction for those passing through Chapada das Mesas (MA) and the tip goes even for the less adept at nature activities. The Sanctuary of Pedra Caída in Chapada das Mesas is a large tourist […]
The Chapada das Mesas National Park has sandstone geographic formations, about 70 million years old and that can reach around 400 metres high and is extremely exuberant with its mountains, waterfalls, rivers and lakes that jump to our eyes and provide an incredible experience. The Chapada das Mesas is one […]
The main attraction of Tracunhaém is the transformation of clay into utilitarian and decorative pieces, thus being the main source of income and employment in the region. The city of Tracunhaém is located 55 km from Recife. The municipality has a name of indigenous origin, meaning “pot of ants”, and […]
The municipality of Tutóia in Maranhão is a support base for those who visit the Lençóis Maranhenses National Park and the Parnaiba River Delta. Tutóia is geographically privileged for being located in front of the Parnaíba River Delta and next to the Little Lençóis Maranhenses. The dunes are one of […]
Route in the Ibiapaba Mountains (Serra de Ibiapaba) mountain range in Ceará unites nature, flavours and extreme sports and the Ubajara National Park has trails, caves and cable car rides. Mountainous region of Ibiapaba on the border of Ceará with the Piauí is home to nine cities, including Ipu, land of […]
Ubajara is a municipality in the Ibiapaba mountain range or Serra de Ibiapaba and is 340 km from Fortaleza. Ubajara is considered the tourism capital of the Serra da Ibiapaba, is a small town, cozy and well wooded. The city is well signposted and has a small tourist infrastructure, consisting […]
Macapá Waterfall or Cachoeira do Macapá, located between Balsas and Nova Colinas, South region of Maranhão, with more than 80 meters of waterfall is considered the largest waterfall in the region. The Chapada das Mesas in the southern region of Maranhão exudes beautiful landscapes, enriched by waterfalls and ecological trails. […]
Maranhão is the synthesis state of Brazil. Here characteristics of the North, Northeast and Midwest converge. Different nuances of climate, vegetation, hydrography, coastline, relief, history and culture blend together amid a tropical panel of colors, flavors, sounds, textures, smells and stunning landscapes that portray the Brazilian joy of being from […]