Very large and paved
From the Palácio Belmarco continue down until you reach the Largo de São Francisco, where the walls are. We entered the old town through a gate next to the Castle, and from there, down Rua do Trem to arrive at Cathedral Square. The square is very large and is paved. In the center is a sculpture on a pedestal dedicated to Bishop Francisco Gomez do Avelar. Without doubt, the most significant aspect of the square is the Cathedral, it's well worth a visit, because apart from the church, you can climb the bell tower and visit the museum. Other buildings on the perimeter of the square are the Seminary and the Episcopal Palace.