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The Northeast Sights

Catedral Metropolitana

  • Rua Sobral 1 Map It
  • Centro
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

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Inspired by the famous cathedral in Cologne, the Catedral Metropolitana was built between 1937 and 1963 and has a dominant Gothic look. Its two spires are 75 meters (250 feet) high, and it can accommodate 5,000 worshipers, who no doubt draw inspiration from its beautiful stained-glass windows. Don't be put off by the grimy exterior—the interiors gleam brilliant white.

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Rua Sobral 1, Fortaleza, 60030-030, Brazil

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  • Weekdays 8–5, weekends 8–11


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