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Metropolitan Cathedral, Natal

(4/5 based on 190+ reviews on the web)
With its modern construction and conical shape, Metropolitan Cathedral is not your typical church experience. Located in the Cicade Alta district, this church is dedicated to Our Lady of the Presentation, patron saint of the city. Walk inside its cool walls on a hot day, and take a moment to admire its stained-glass windows, large crosses, and three bells. Locally known as the New Cathedral, the church was inaugurated in 1988. Large, airy, with almost no sacred images, it is an architectural achievement well worth a quick stop. Pope John Paul II stopped by in 1991. You can buy souvenirs and snacks in the basement if you’re just passing through, or choose to stay for daily mass. The cathedral is open for visitors every day of week. Use our Natal trip builder to add Metropolitan Cathedral and other attractions to your Natal vacation plans.
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  • Emphasizes the simplicity without ornaments, coincides with the simplicity and humility of the city. It is simple but impressive.
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  • The Cathedral is beautiful, beautiful architecture, but has no ventilation or even air conditioning becomes unbearable in the warmth of Christmas.
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  • This is the modern Metropolitan Cathedral of Natal which surprises by architecture go free without support pillars.
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