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Catedral Metropolitana

Address: Near the Ministry Buildings, Brasilia, Federal District, Brazil
Phone Number: +5521 87157295
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Ranked #3 of 115 Attractions in Brasilia
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Cultural
Owner description: Another structure by award-winning architect Oscar Niemeyer, this landmark cathedral features...
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Cultural
Hours:
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
Owner description: Another structure by award-winning architect Oscar Niemeyer, this landmark cathedral features stunning interior glasswork.

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London, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Great architecture outside, beautiful inside. Particularly liked the angels hanging from the ceiling

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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10 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

This cathedral is cool looking on the outside and the inside. It is definitely worth going to and getting pictures!

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Brasilia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

The arches and modern conception of a cathedral is worthwhile to see and reflection. Have to go downstairs and see mystery rooms.

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Brasilia, DF
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This is the most beautiful monument in Brasília. Remember to look up to see the Cathedral angels. Also, if you are close to the circular wall and say something, the other person in the other side of the wall can listen your voice as you were by his side.

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Brasília, DF
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

A different church, with natural luminous, flying angels by Ceschiaty and perfect acoustic. A place to find peace, beauty and modern art.

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Porto Alegre
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

As everything in Brasilia (and in Brazil, with a few exceptions), the building is fantastic, but if you look close, everything is: 1. dirt 2. broken 3. used beyond the point where it should be replaced 4. covered with red dust It's a pity that such an amazing place, who should represent the best in Brazil, is so unkempt. There... More 

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Zürich
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53 reviews 53 reviews
14 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

unlike most churches you have seen before, this places is bright and the light comes in through the coloured glass tiles from all sides. the angels hoovering from the roof-top give this sacred place a modern annotaton of spirituality.

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

A must visit in brasilia, you won't see anything like it in any other city in the world a unique expression of Niemeyer's view. Be aware of expensive souvenirs, definitely not the best place to get it .

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Waterloo, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Special design for a Cathedral. The photographs others have posted provide other parts of the catherdal. The stained glass roof and massive "floating" angels are "different" and very nice. One of the buildings to be seen in Brasilia.

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South FL
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6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Even the most casual student of Brazilian architecture will have no trouble identifying this cathedral as one of Oscar Niemeyer's designs. From the outside, it doesn't look particularly majestic or inspiring, but once you pass the souvenir and coconut water vendors and make your way down the ramp, you will find yourself transported. The photographs others have posted provide just... More 

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