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It is really cavernous inside but not overdone like some cathedrals. The stained glass windows are bright and colourful whilst the walls and ceilings are white coloured. This is also within a couple of minutes walking distance to the Mencado Central.
The Metropolitan Cathedral of St. Joseph is worth visiting if you are already in the area, but it is not worth going out of your way to see. The exterior is stucco covered in a black grime and the neighborhood is a bit sketchy. Inside...More
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.
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...More
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.
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.