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Catedral Metropolitana

Near the Ministry Buildings, Brasilia, Federal District, Brazil
+5521 87157295
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Ranked #1 of 133 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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Miami, Florida
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53 reviews 53 reviews
23 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

All of these sights are close to one another. And it was a beautiful day. The colors, the architecture, all are amazing. There's a little trick. Stand near the walls and have someone else stand on the far end...it's a telephone game with the wall.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

It is masterpiece, lovely statues in the interior, great external architecture. Great area where you can walk and know the beauty of Brasilia.

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South San Francisco
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44 reviews 44 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

The cathedral was designed by Oscar Niemeyer, the same architect who planned and developed the city of Brasilia. It is quite modern and simple compared to cathedrals of old. Outside the cathedral is a big square, with four 10-ft. tall bronze sculptures representing the four Evangelists, guarding the entrance. To the right is a tall bell tower containing four large... More

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London, United Kingdom
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76 reviews 76 reviews
6 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Niemeyer's masterpiece ? Wonderful crown of thorns design,loved the solemn statues outside and the interior is a surprise, bringing light and wonder. Wonderful.

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Lima, Peru
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81 reviews 81 reviews
65 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

If you know Oscar Niemeyer, you will be amazed, if you don't know Oscar Niemeyer, you will be amazed and will want to know more about him, piece of art...

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Dallas, Texas
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This is the most modern Cathedral I have ever seen. The stain glass is beautiful from the inside. We went to a Portuguese mass there on Sunday that lasted 90 minutes. Visitors cannot enter will a mass is in progress. On Sunday's they are at 0800, 1030, and 1800. I think its worth a stop.

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Brooklyn, New York
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

It was a great place to stop by and cool off, but it's not going to thrill you. Makes for some great photo ops out front with the rest of the esplanade in view.

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Recife, PE
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This is nothing like the cathedrals or churches you will find in most of Europe or the US. It is very original, beautiful, and serene in it's own way. Worth a visit for the architecture and the "sense" of the place.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

The outside is seen in many pictures but the inside takes your breath away as soon as you enter the cathedral! Niemeyer knew how to make an impression complete will flying angels even though he was an atheist... don't miss it!

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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78 reviews 78 reviews
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

The Catedral Metropolitan in Brasilia is simply awe inspiring. It completely takes your breath away with its simplicity, its elegance, and its incredible glass ceilings, statues and colours.

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