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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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  • While visiting Christmas in January 2016 could attend the mass in the Cathedral. The location is pretty good, I think it was a time of learning, I was able to find with God!!
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  • The Cathedral is a reference point and interesting to go meet, although nothing spectacular. The Fort even in town are the beaches, but it's a point of cultural interest.
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  • The Cathedral is still under construction but already shows a pride of the city of Natal. We had the opportunity to visit the old cathedral. This new Cathedral has a different architecture that draws attention as soon as you go forth into the Church.
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