Metropolitana Cathedral, 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. Arrange your visit to Metropolitana Cathedral and discover more family-friendly attractions in Fortaleza using our Fortaleza road trip planning website .
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  • The Cathedral is a historic architectural landmark of Fortaleza. Very impressive his two front towers, and beautifully decorated internally.
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  • Cathedral of Fortaleza is a very beautiful tourist spot. Situated in downtown Fortaleza, very visited by all who see visiting the fortress!
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  • Beautiful with their huge stained-glass Windows, fairly centralized and easily accessible, the region didn't seem too safe, but the Cathedral is beautiful inside and out.
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Where to stay in Fortaleza

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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