Metropolitan Cathedral of Maceió Metropolitan Cathedral of Maceió

Main church of Maceió, it became a Cathedral in 1900 by Pope Leo XIII’s decree.

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The Metropolitan Cathedral of Maceió is the main Catholic Temple of the capital of Alagoas. Known as the Our Lady of Prazeres Parish, named after the patron saint of the city, it is the most important church of the state of Alagoas.

Planned by the French architect Auguste Montigny (the same man who designed the Candelária church in Rio de Janeiro), it was opened in 1859 and has a predominant neoclassical style that really shows itself in the imposing staircases.

In addition to the main altar, the temple has two smaller altars dedicated to Saint Sebastian and Saint Michael, and the chapel of the Blessed Sacrament, with Renaissance details. The charm in its architecture and decoration is due to the wooden gates, silver chandeliers, and the pulpits decorated with gold fillets.

Key information and tips

There is space to park for free by the side of the church.

At the entrance, there is a stairway and also an access ramp for wheelchair users.

Military Police and Municipal Guards are the local security.

Opening hours:
Office: daily, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm. Masses are held from Monday to Saturday at 6:00 pm, and on Sundays at 5:00 pm and 7:30 pm.

Free entry

Duration of the Visit
1 hour
+55 (82) 3223-2872
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Metropolitan Cathedral of Maceió


Praça Dom Pedro II, s/n, Centro – Maceió, Alagoas

There are taxi stands next to the Cathedral. Calculate the fare and refer to which companies provide this type of service.

You can rent a car to get to the Metropolitan Cathedral of Maceió.

All buses that go to the center of Maceió pass by the Cathedral.

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