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Metropolitan Cathedral, Natal

(4.1/5 based on 200+ 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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  • The Cathedral has a very bold and modern architecture, very different from conventional churches. Is a fairly new Church, inaugurated in 1988. Its interior has no sacred images, only a central crucifix.
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  • The Cathedral surprises with your modern architecture without columns in the middle of the Church (only on the ceiling and on the sides), but also for paintings and historical images, like that of our Lady of the presentation. Underground, it is possible to visit the crypt Chapel Are blessed by John Paul II during your visit to Christmas. In it, you can have access to used the Holy relics upon your passing in potiguar Indians lands. Best of all, enjoy a quiet environment, conducive to prayer and meditation.
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  • Modern architecture. Very spacious and well lit. Nice place to meet. During the masses of them Sundays there are leaves with the readings and prayers of that day. While are in Portuguese, help to who speak Spanish to understand a little better since not is so different the language.
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