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Catedral Metropolitana

Near the Ministry Buildings, Brasilia, Federal District, Brazil
+5521 87157295
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Ranked #4 of 136 Attractions in Brasilia
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites
Description: Another structure by award-winning architect Oscar Niemeyer, this landmark cathedral features stunning interior glasswork.
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Sao Paulo, SP
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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Good place between all the architectonical places of Brasilia, you can schedule a walk of 1 hour and you can enjoy all the beauty of this city, definitively Oscar Niemeyer (the architect who designed Brasilia) was really inspired when he idealized the city.... good to know!!!

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Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

My friend told me this church looks like a pineapple and now every time I see it I think PINEAPPLE! Anyways, it's gorgeous inside. Circular in shape, sound carries along the walls. I love the angels hanging down from the ceiling. Niemeyer is a genius and this is just another example of his work! There's limited parking so I would... More

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Luton, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
8 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

What an unusual church! I enjoyed visiting as it was like no other I'd ever been to, good for photos!

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Brasilia, DF
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

One of the most important building of Oscar. And a astonishing sound effect if you visit with someone who can show you it's little hidden secrets. Beautiful sculptures of massive angels falling from the ceiling ornamented with blue vitrauxs mimicking the sky.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

One of the greatest creations of Oscar Niemeyer, one of the great architects of the 20th century. Evocative use of concrete and glass. But I'd dispense with the flying angels.

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Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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90 reviews 90 reviews
24 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

If not for anything else, anybody touring Brasilia must visit this place at least for its spectacular glasswork and architecture. Its a very non-conventional looking work for a cathedral, and that is one of its many USPs. The church itself is below ground level and what forms the ceiling of the cathedral is what you see on the exterior. Another... More

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Tamuning, Mariana Islands
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This working Roman Catholic cathedral takes your breath away. Even with the weekend crowds and vendors selling "pipoca" (popcorn) and water around the evangelists out front, it is worth a visit during the day and revisit at night to see it lit up. Inside, the cathedral, blue and green stain glass is breathtaking. While Modernist architecture is not my thing,... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

It's pretty spectacular, if you are in Brasilia, you should definitely go! You don't need to spend much time here but you can combine with other sites along the street.

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Beeing build in the sixties I was a bit sceptic. It looked ok from the pictures on the web as well. Oscar Niemeyer was however a genius and created an art piece. The interior is fantastic with the light flowing through the coloured window. Then there are the sculptures haning from the ceiling.... A must see!

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Brooklyn, New York
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78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

At this point of my travels, I have to say that I am fatigued of churches, cathedrals and the like. But to enter was free and it was nice to cool off from the hot sun. I love architecture as well so it was not a waste of time to admire the building from the inside and out. There is... More

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