Metropolitana Cathedral, Fortaleza

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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 
    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. 
    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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  • Magnificent, worth a look inside & out, a prayer or meditation, and donation, if able … soft, recorded Gregorian chants so soothing … so glad we popped in
  • Beautiful stained glasses.

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