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Santuario Dom Bosco

Address: Seps 702/902, Lote B, Asa Sul, Brasilia, Federal District, Brazil
Phone Number: (61) 3223-6542
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Ranked #1 of 108 Attractions in Brasilia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Jamaica
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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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OTTAWA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Out of the 13 countries I have visited to, and all of the churches I have seen (including Vatican city), Sanutario Dom Bosco is by far the most beautiful, modern church I have ever seen! Definitely a must see!!!

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

If you have the time to visit this place then do it! So beautiful!! It's not just another church... it is a piece of art!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Absolutely beautiful - as you go through the doors you enter a magical world of light, colour and tranquillity. Try and wait for a time when there are very few people there and drink up the atmosphere of serinity by yourself - an absolute must if you are in Brazilia

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

This cathedral was AMAZING and beautiful. It was definitely my favorite place in Brasilia. It would be a shame to go to Brasilia and not see this gem.

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Brasilia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

That is my preference place to pray. The light, the silence of sound when not in service, we feel like heaven. There is easy parking.

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

The Cathedral is one of the postcard views of Brasilia. Yet I rate Dom Bosco higher as a place of atmosphere. Despite the traffic noise there is a sense of peace. I visited several times, most memorably a mass after the Haitian earthquake. I recommend including this on any tour of Brasilia.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

A very nice and beautiful church from the inside with its vitraux and an amazing chandeliers. Out of this world.

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Brasilia, DF
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

A peaceful atmosphere is created to the visitants specially during the day, when the blue light filtered by the wall glasses evolve the holy place. At night an impressive and huge gold chandelier with more than 7 thousand pieces of murano lights the unique space with seats for more thas 2 thousand people. A must seeing and unforgetable place!

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