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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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Mercado Central close to the Cathedral

Mercado Central is close to the cathedral. Here you can find some good deals for table cloth, bags souvenirs, etc.. Good prices

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2016
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

Large cathedral, some nice vitraux, but a shame it is so badly kept. How can a government be so unnatentive with the main church in a state capital? Some attention would certainly be a sign of respect for the people of Fortaleza, and it would attract more tourists for sure! A shame!

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

This is the most unimpressive Cathedral I've ever seen. It's quite large and has some stained glass but otherwise is very plain. The ceiling was being repaired while we were there, it looked to be falling down in places. I tried to light an "electric" candle but it didn't work. One thing I found interesting was the "open" confessionals ....... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

Mercado Central is close to the cathedral. Here you can find some good deals for table cloth, bags souvenirs, etc.. Good prices

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Lake City, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016

The Cathedral is located next to the public market. It is free to visit, and easy to get to. The Cathedral is beautiful, byt more sparce inside than many Cathedrals in Brazil. It gives you a quite place to collect and prioritize your thoughts. I recomend everyone go see this.

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Canterbury
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2016

It is a good cathedral - but nothing amazing about it - it does take you 4 minutes to get to know it and then you can move on.

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Ukraine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

If you seen one you seen them all and this one is nothing special. Besides finding a cheap drink on the street for those normal hot days. Just don't eat the ice!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

I love the old stone cathedrals. A nice quiet stop in a busy town. Nothing for sale, nothing to eat.

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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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