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Santuario Dom Bosco

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Address: Seps 702/902, Lote B, Asa Sul, Brasilia, Federal District, Brazil
Phone Number: (61) 3223-6542
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Definitively the "Sainte Chapelle" of Brasilia, 500 years after that of Paris! If you have one thing to see in Brasilia, this is it!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Definitively the "Sainte Chapelle" of Brasilia, 500 years after that of Paris! If you have one thing to see in Brasilia, this is it!

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Don't expect to be blown away when you are outside. However, once inside it is truly an awesome place due to the light diffused by its stained-glass walls all around this huge square space. The chandelier is another real masterpiece. This church honors the memory of an Italian priest, who dreamt about the future capital of Brazil in the 19th... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015 via mobile

Not part of the. Classic Niemeyer tour, this is a beautiful church with amazing windows. Located centrally , worth to be included in your tour

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

This church is like no other with its full blue lighted interior that. Ales it an unprecedented spiritual,place. Must -see for photographers

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Was a little tougher to find (taxi nearly took me to a whole other Dom Bosco) and was rather busy when I went). The building is actually more beautiful on the inside as you get the full effect of the tall slender stained glass windows.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

The sanctuary is a symbol for all D. Bosco's children who studied in the many Salesianos schools worldwide. It's a very large concrete structure with tall purple-ish vitriol that illuminates the inside with a soothing color.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Amazing blue stained glasses. Try to visit it during the day and at night in order to get both effects of the sunlight from outside as the chandelier after dark.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

beautiful church, concrete construction, with wonderful blue glass windows. definitely unusual and very soothing

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We visited during the last rays of the sun and were overwhelmed by the blue beauty of the thousands of blue glass panes. It is really inspiring and looking up at the giant statue of Dom Bosco gives you the feeling of his power. Know his name in my country because of a boys' home. It reminds me of St.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

This church is located apart from most of the tourist attractions in Brasilia. It's a working church. My sister was married here. Parking is available on the side. There is no tour, per se, but there are a few signs explaining the features of the church. You basically have the freedom to wander around, respectively. We took pictures all over... More 

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