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Metropolitana Cathedral

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Address: Rua Sobral, s/n0, Fortaleza, State of Ceara, Brazil
Phone Number: 8532264257
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Beautiful Cathedral

After a fun shopping trip to Mercado Centro the Metropolitana Cathedral is right next door and an easy walk. Although I am not of the Catholic faith I felt humbled to enter such... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 10, 2015
Kelly S
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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Very nice but sober inside next to it is marcardo central very nice market good to buy cashew nuts at knickknack .

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

After a fun shopping trip to Mercado Centro the Metropolitana Cathedral is right next door and an easy walk. Although I am not of the Catholic faith I felt humbled to enter such a beautiful place of worship. I respectfully took some pictures of the beautiful stained glass windows and felt very safe while inside.

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

From outside, it is a grey huge structure, looks like it was meant to be seen anywhere you are in the city - does help as a direction guide when trying to head back towards the Mercado Centro from the city center. Inside is very well maintined and white. The stained glass is very beautiful. Well worth a visit. Close... More 

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Incheon, South Korea
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

The Cathedral is gorgeous, and it is right next to the largest traditional arts and crafts market. The problem is security, as everywhere in the city/country. Too many street kids and beggars, plus the lack of guards around. Worth to visit, but be careful.

Thank Sunny D
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

The two - 75 meter high towers made this church look so majestic. I like to take a good look at the towers before I went inside the church. This church took 40 years to build and can seat 5000 people, that is big. The high ceiling of the church was surrounded by beautiful stained glass. I took a few... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

I went there on 03-Jul-2014, the day before the World Cup quarter-final between Brazil and Colombia. I walked from the pier in Praia de Iracema to there which took slightly over an hour (at leisure pace). I needed a break as it was quite hot. Some of the streets nearby looked a bit rough, so I decided to go inside... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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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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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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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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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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