Fortaleza is a metropolitan city and the capital of the State of Ceará. The city has a rich history dating back to the 1600s, resulting in the charming historic center, with its colonial architecture narrating tales of its past, while the bustling Mercado Central offers a taste of local culture through crafts and cuisine. It was officially declared as the capital of Ceará in 1789. Fortaleza is famed for its warm hospitality and vibrant nightlife, and it's also a gateway to the enchanting Ceará coastline. Its stunning beaches, like Praia do Futuro, are embraced by azure waters and endless sunshine, making it a paradise for sun-seekers.