Fortaleza, Ceará

Fortaleza Cathedral

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Fortaleza cathedral

Fortaleza Cathedral
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The Metropolitan Cathedral of Fortaleza started to be built in 1939, and took nearly 40 years to complete (it was dedicated on December 22nd 1978); the design was by French architect George Mounier.

The church, built in Gothic-Roman style, fits 5,000 people, and is the third largest in Brazil.

Address: Rua Mons. Tito Guedes, s/nº - Centro
Phone: (85) 3231-4196 / 3231-5084
Masses everyday, except Mondays.

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The church is located across the street from the Central Handicraft Market and at a short distance walk from the Fortress of Nossa Senhora da Assunção.

Below, some photos of the Fortaleza cathedral.

Fortaleza cathedral

Black spots on the outside walls are caused by humidity. The Cathedral belongs to the Catholic Church and doesn't receive any funding from the Government.
The mixtures of styles is well visible: towers in spear shape, like Gothic churches, and the main cupula has squared shape, like the Roman churches.

For more information, visit the website of the Diocese of Fortaleza:

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