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Santuario Dom Bosco

Seps 702/902, Lote B, Asa Sul, Brasilia, Federal District, Brazil
(61) 3223-6542
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Ranked #1 of 113 Attractions in Brasilia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Crawley, United Kingdom
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77 reviews 77 reviews
19 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
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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Brasilia, DF
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Uberlândia, Minas Gerais, Brazil
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

This was quite a surprise. You wouldn't give it 2p from the exterior, but once inside... very beautiful and worth your time.

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Sines, Portugal
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54 reviews 54 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

You wouldn't say from the exterior...but once inside it´s unique. It's a Brasilia must. No so many tourists as in the Metropolitan Cathedral.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

This is the most beautiful use of stained glass I've ever seen. When the light shines through, the walls sparkle. The outside is very misleading, but once you step inside your view changes. We went just to take a look. The church is unlocked and they don't mind you taking pictures. Just make sure you're quiet and respectful. This is... More

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Brasilia, DF
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

It´s something you´ve never seen before! The lights, the colour,.. so beautiful. It has a big chandelier inside.

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Luton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I loved this church, it doesn't look like much from the outside, but inside the windows are amazing!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

Go visit it at night, around 7 pm. It is much more worth it. If possible, attend a mass in there... The atmosphere is really nice.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Huge cube-shaped church with vertical blue stained glass windows. Worth a visit. It's a pity some broken pieces of stained glass were replaced by a different shade of blue.

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