Metropolitana Cathedral, Fortaleza

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#1 of 10 in Historic Sites in Fortaleza
Built to hold 5,000 people, Metropolitana Cathedral is the third largest cathedral in the Brazil. The magnificient interior features panelled and circular stained glass windows that spread colored light across the pews. You can see similar flying buttresses and arches in European cathedrals. This is no conincidence: the cathedral's architect was French. Don't let the exterior with its years of soot stains fool you; behind this blackened facade you will find majesty. Our Fortaleza tourist route planner makes visiting Metropolitana Cathedral and other Fortaleza attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • August 15, 2017
    Beautiful architecture, reminded me of the Cathedral of Aparecida do Norte in SP! Needed to be better cared for, there are points in apparent maintenance ... On the day I visited were doing or undoing the facilities for a show or presentation. But it's still a nice place, quiet and great faith. Recommend!
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  • August 14, 2017
    A beautiful, sumptuous Church, pleasant, located in the Centre alongside the central municipal market, very beautiful church!
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  • August 13, 2017
    Linda Church and well taken care of. Great location next to praia de iracema and the Sea Dragon, a true place of peace.
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  • July 14, 2017
    good
  • December 26, 2015
    It's the city cathedral, just don't walk around with your camera hanging on the neck...
  • October 2, 2016
    Maria. Arianny
  • November 12, 2016
    Nice
  • May 19, 2017
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If you want to focus on the historical attractions in Fortaleza, stay in the city center or a nearby neighborhood for easy access. Far more popular, however, is the coastal neighborhood of Praia de Iracema, where you can immerse yourself in the city's beach, restaurant, and nightlife scene. Any number of hotels line the neighborhood's expansive beachfront. For something a bit quieter, but still a stone's throw from the beach, look east to the coastal neighborhoods of De Lourdes and Praia do Futuro II. Thanks to the growing popularity of Fortaleza tourism, you can find a range of budget hostels throughout the city.
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