Juazeiro do Norte

Juazeiro do Norte is a city in Ceará, Brazil, one of the largest pilegrimage sites of South America. It forms a larger urban area, dubbed CraJuBa, with neighbouring Crato and Barbalha adding up some 400,000 people. Another 100,000 from smaller towns join in on Cariri.

Get in

By bus

Bus station some 3 km from the centre. Guanabara has most departures. Taxi to the centre R$ 10.

By plane

Daily flights to Fortaleza, Petrolina, Recife, Brasília and São Paulo by Gol and Oceanair.

Get around

A great number of buses pass by the western corner of Praça Padre Cicero, particularly at the terminal-like structure there.


The Landmark

Most of the sights revolve around the religious character Padre Cicero:



There must be hundreds of tiny shops loaded with religious trinkets. Why not buy a two-inch Padre Cicero?



A few simple, open-air spots at Praça Padre Cicero.


Dozens and dozens of pousadas in the center, particularly near Praça Padre Cicero. The cheapest (from R$ 10 per person) are on a strip of Rua São José, one block off the square.


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