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Metropolitana Cathedral

Rua Sobral, s/n0, Fortaleza, State of Ceara, Brazil
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Ranked #10 of 87 attractions in Fortaleza
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Churches/ Cathedrals
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Australia
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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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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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