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Designed by French architect George Mounier and allegedly inspired by the grand cathedral in Cologne, the Metropolitan Cathedral of Forteza is the third largest cathedral in Brazil. Construction on the Gothic-Roman style structure began in 1939, but it wouldn’t be fully completed until late in 1978, nearly 40 years later.

Upon entering the Metropolitan Cathedral, built to seat 5,000 worshippers, visitors encounter the Chapel of St. Joseph, the Patron Saint of the Brazilian state of Ceará to the left of the nave. On the right is another small chapel dedicated to Our Lady of the Assumption, the Patron Saint of Fortaleza. The cathedral’s central alter was brought over from Verona.

One interesting feature that sets the Metropolitan Cathedral apart from other such structures is its crypt. The Crypt of the Adolescents was inaugurated in 1962 with six alters devoted to saints who died in their teenage years, and the depiction of Jesus in the crypt alter shows him as an adolescent as well.

Don’t let the concrete masonry on the cathedral’s exterior turn you off. The stained glass windows on the inside are stunning and well worth the visit.

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Rua Monsenhor Tito Guedes, s/nº - Centro, Fortaleza, Brazil, 60030-030
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Cumbuco Beach with City Tour from Fortaleza
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Cumbuco Beach with City Tour from Fortaleza

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Visit the fishing village of Cumbuco on this full-day trip from Fortaleza. Relax on the sugar-soft sand of the area's tranquil beaches or sign up for some active water sports. After sampling the area's traditional cuisine at the many beachside bars and restaurants, visit the pristine Parnamirim Pond for a freshwater dip. This family-friendly excursion includes round-trip transportation from Fortaleza.
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Fortaleza City Tour
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Fortaleza City Tour

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Neste tour of approximately two hours of duration, we will visit the main tourist points of the city. We will pass by Avenida Beira Mar, a few days of Fortaleza, Bairro de Mucuripe, Praia do Futuro, Bairro do Aldeota and Bairro Boêmio. We will have three stops: at Catedral, at Ponte dos Ingleses, know as Ponte Metálica, and no Tourism Center.
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