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Address: Near the Ministry Buildings, Brasilia, Federal District, Brazil
Phone Number: +5521 87157295
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Sun 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue - Fri 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: Another structure by award-winning architect Oscar Niemeyer, this landmark...
Another structure by award-winning architect Oscar Niemeyer, this landmark cathedral features stunning interior glasswork.
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The cathedral was designed by Oscar Niemeyer and the ultra modern design still looks great after so many years. A must see in Brasilia.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 11, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Interesting architecture and it might be a better experience to visit this place during the week when it is not as busy as on the weekends. There are too many people selling curios and artifacts on the way to the entrance which already takes away from the experience to visit a cathedral. During my visit the place was packed with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

The cathedral was designed by Oscar Niemeyer and the ultra modern design still looks great after so many years. A must see in Brasilia.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This is a stunning modern cathedral in the heart of the Federal District. I advise everyone to go in and look around and not just drive by. The Bell Tower, the Cathedral itself and the underground area used for baptisms are all very interesting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

An unique building created in the shape of arms raising to heaven with the most beautiful interior. A Brasilia icon.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Beautiful stained glass work by the talented Oscar Niemeyer. The altar gets beautiful light at certain points in the day. And very interesting architecture!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

I was very possitively surprised once I've seen the cathedral in real life. Design is very modern and it somehow liberates you, as opposed to the old school looking catholic churches around the world, where you feel negligible.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

If your into unique architecture then this is a must see Even if your not, you will enjoy a trip and stroll around this magnificent Structure. I personal recommend going around sunset or shortly afterwards when the church is lit up and takes on a slightly different look from the outside, If you go on a Saturday you might catch... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

A Roman Catholic cathedral that serves Brasilia. The cathedral was designed by Oscar Niemeyer and construction began in 1958. For various reasons the cathedral was not completed until 1970. This ultra modern design still looks great after 50 years. Access to the cathedral is through a dark tunnel. Inside there is an amazing stained glass roof with three angels hung... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Staggering modernity at its most impressive. Stain glass wonderful. Truly impressive. perhaps one of the must go to spots in Brasilia. Bring your camera. YOur freidns will need to see this.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

yes very strange but its underground the roof is the only part showing , i believe its done for a cooling affect but yes its a nice place to visit

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Additional Information about Catedral Metropolitana

Address: Near the Ministry Buildings, Brasilia, Federal District, Brazil
Phone Number: +5521 87157295
Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  Federal District (DF)  >  Brasilia
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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