Metropolitana Cathedral, Fortaleza

Church · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
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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  • In these times of covid the cathedral is closed, except for masses, for that reason I cannot comment on its interior. Outwardly it is very beautiful and is very well located in the city  more »
  • The police were on strike and our cruise ship was only stopping for a brief time, so we did not see all that much. However, this is the nicest thing that we saw here.  more »
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  • The mall is beautiful , well located, nice stores and the food court has lots of options
  • A lovely, airy, concrete cathedral with amazing stained glass that captures Fortaleza’s sunlight perfectly. It’s definitely a perfect symbol for the city - colourful, vibrant, larger than life and also slightly falling to pieces at the same time. With all the doors open, there is a terrific breeze which cools down the whole place. Just across the road from the central markets and shopping areas

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