Metropolitan Cathedral
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Metropolitan Cathedral

The Gothic-style Metropolitan Cathedral isn't as old as it looks (it was inaugurated in 1978), but it has a fine collection of stained glass and also provides a good starting point from which to discover the old town. Other stops in the neighborhood include the José de Alencar Theater (named for Fortaleza’s premier literary figure), a stunning example of cast-iron Art Nouveau architecture—and a fantastic sight even if you don't see a show; the Praça do Ferreira, the impressive main square; and the seaside Passeio Público, lined with baobabs and other century-old trees.

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