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Metropolitana Cathedral

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Address: Rua Sobral, s/n0, Fortaleza, State of Ceara, Brazil
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Beautiful inside, ugly outside

From the outside it doesn't look very inviting and in an unpleasant neighbourhood, but inside it is very nice, austere, but nice. The stained glass windows are a highlight and the... read more

Reviewed 20 February 2017
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Brisbane, Australia
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74 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

What I would say for this attraction is that should be combined with the Mercado Central tour. Then it would pay the visit. To go there just for the cathedral, then it could be disappointing, once there is nothing else in the surroundings.

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Gold Coast, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 423 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

From the outside thisc begrimed Roman-Gothic Cathedral with its twein spires dominating the surrounding arwea, and the buttresses so reminiscent of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, could understandably be mistaken for neo-Gothic and old. It is far from venerabler, however: construction of thuis edifice began in 1939, but wartime exigencies delayed completion until 1978 when it was consecrated. Inside, however,... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 20 February 2017

From the outside it doesn't look very inviting and in an unpleasant neighbourhood, but inside it is very nice, austere, but nice. The stained glass windows are a highlight and the chapel is bright and welcoming.

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Miranda do Corvo, Portugal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

The cathedral is a pleasant oasis in what is essentially the busy market district of Fortaleza. The traffic is horrendous and the litter from street sellers and the neighbouring carbuncle of a commercial centre do not enhance the visit.

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sacramento
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Not worth a visit.stark and not interesting..it is large though. .the highlight of this place is the beach

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

Very beautiful place to worship and has booths if you would like to confess your sins. It has a good environment and you can come and go as you please.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 301 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 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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Reviewed 9 May 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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Reviewed 1 May 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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Reviewed 26 February 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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