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Catedral Metropolitana

Near the Ministry Buildings, Brasilia, Federal District, Brazil
+5521 87157295
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Ranked #4 of 135 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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Brasilia, DF
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

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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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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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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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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32 reviews 32 reviews
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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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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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Brasilia, DF
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

A place to be in Brasilia!!! A very beautiful cathedral inside out. One of the must-sees in this wonderful city

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We were there three times during World Cup 2014. Never was open even though hours were posted as open. We could see through a crack in the closed doors and it looked beautiful inside. However, if you can't get in, I wouldn't waste time going there. Kind of dumpy right around the cathedral. Certainly interesting architecture, but there was nothing... More

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Ningbo, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This is very nice, but i thought that Santuario Dom Bosco was better. The sound travels along the curved walls so you can actually have a conversation with your friend on the other side of the room. This was a really neat trick and something that i have never seen before.

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