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.
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.