PLACE: Cemitério São João Batista / São João Batista Cemetary
NEIGHBORHOOD (BAIRRO): CENTRO
HOURS: SUNDAY – SATURDAY: 0700 – 1700
PRICE: FREE! (* You will need to stop by the ADMINISTRATION office at the entrance before you go into the cemetary)
DO THEY SPEAK ENGLISH? One lady at the administration office speaks a bit of English. Still, have your translation app on hand!
WHAT I THINK: I thought this cemetary was beautiful! The place was tidy, the energy was “light”, rather than “heavy”. It was nicely manicured and I felt safe there, since there were groundskeepers and guards there. My visit was very peaceful and I felt that I could really get a sense of the history of Fortaleza by visiting this place.
IS IT WORTH IT? YES!
HOW TO GET THERE: Taxi or Uber. Taxis tend to be available in the area, but download the SINDITAXI PASSAGEIROS APP (google play), just in case you don’t see any on the streets.
ADDRESS: Rua Padre Mororó, S/N – Centro, Fortaleza – CE, 60015-222