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Metropolitana Cathedral

Rua Sobral, s/n0, Fortaleza, State of Ceara, Brazil
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Ranked #4 of 73 Attractions in Fortaleza
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Churches/ Cathedrals, Cultural
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Calgary, Canada
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133 reviews 133 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The glass windows were one of the best and beautiful one I have ever seem! Take pic to keep the color and draws!

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england
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I am afraid this was not a good experience. There is very little carving . The best I can say is that the stained glass windows are nice. To make the experience worse there was a beggar who I gave a few pennies to and he then followed us menacing around the place.

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LISBON
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137 reviews 137 reviews
17 attraction reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Fortaleza cathedral it is a modern building of xx century built in classical style but with nothing of special

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Australia
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334 attraction reviews
499 helpful votes 499 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

This is an impressive, austere looking Cathedral and in terms of age, quite young, built between 1939 – 1978 - over 40 years to complete without Government assistance.The style of architecture is Gothic - Roman with two imposing spire towers and a square roof cupolpa in the middle of this typical cruciform structure. Walking around the exterior we noticed the... More

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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135 reviews 135 reviews
72 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

This is just a lovely peaceful place amid the bustle of a busy city. Access is strange in that it is one floor up through a three or four storey craft market which in itself is worth a wander. Such a shame that the frontage is marred by traffic but nevertheless, worth a visit.

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Edmonton
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

This is one of the few well kept buildings in this area of the city. It is quite near the central mercantile. Although it is a bit walk up from the beach area the inside is beautiful old world design.

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Barcelona
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82 reviews 82 reviews
36 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

Quite dark (polluted) stone, it has a mysterious look from the outside. Inside it is white and luminous but cold. Here you will feel the cold distance between Jesus and the people.

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Inglewood, California
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

Beautiful Cathedral close to a craft market and the beach.

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Utrecht
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109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2012

This is a bit of a concrete block compared to most Cathedral I have seen, but there are some pretty stained glass windows.

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Seattle
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2012

From the outside one might think to skip visitng Fortaleza's Metropolitan Cathedral. (see photo #1) The exterior is laden with a century of city grime. Only over the entrance has it been recently cleaned. It would be a mistake to miss the interior of this beautiful cathedral. Situated in the heart of a bustling area with good, available street parking... More

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