Maceió Metropolitan Cathedral

Gaze up at the impressive façade from the park and enter the church for its ecclesiastical gems and stained-glass windows.

The Maceió Metropolitan Cathedral is a large church with an imposing white façade and iconic twin towers that rise above the skyline. The 19th-century religious institution stands on a pedestal reached via an outdoor spiral staircase, adding to its majestic design. Explore the nave and relish the tranquil atmosphere of this historic church.

Gaze up at the cross that stands atop the center of the roof. See the church at night, when flood lights cast gloomy shadows on the site’s frontage.

Enter the church through its wooden portal to see the excellent stained-glass windows portraying passages from the Bible. The church is a moderate size, which generates a cozy and warm ambiance. Admire the frescoes of saints decorating the walls. Inspect the cathedral’s artifacts, such as the silver candelabra and the pulpit canopy with golden threads.

Hear about the history of the church, which has a foundation stone laid in 1840. Construction was completed at the end of the 1850s, incorporating a range of architectural styles such as the neoclassical pediment. See the modern altar that replaced the original wooden piece.

The cathedral overlooks the Dom Pedro II Plaza. Wander through the pleasant garden in the plaza and sit with a picnic in the shade of a tree. From this charming park capture photos of the church’s majestic façade. Purchase snacks and refreshments from one of the stalls that line the streets. Take extra care with your belongings in the area surrounding the church once night falls.

The Maceió Metropolitan Cathedral is in the downtown part of the city known as Centro. The cathedral is near many attractions, such as the Centro University, the Historical and Geographical Institute of Alagoas and the Théo Brandão Museum. Ride a bus to one of the surrounding stops or take a train to Maceió Station and walk northeast for 2 minutes to reach the cathedral.


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