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Catedral Metropolitana

Near the Ministry Buildings, Brasilia, Federal District, Brazil
+5521 87157295
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Ranked #3 of 131 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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Brasília, DF
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This is a modern church with unique architecture, a must see in the capital, by Oscar Niemeyer. There's nothing similar anywhere around the globe!

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Taylors, South Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Visited again after a number of years and was pleased to see that damaged, faded tiles and stained glass had been repaired / replaced. The architecture is one of Niemeyer’s better uses of physical space. Acoustically impressive. Better on a cloudy day as the inside gets warm. View the elements of the Eucharist from afar to appreciate the bread and... More

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Brazil
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45 reviews 45 reviews
10 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Very beautiful, with an unusual architecture, very interesting place. Unfortunately inside is very very hot, so it's better not go there at the hotter periods of the day.

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Caxias Do Sul, RS
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10 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

When you enter the cathedrial, you realize how amazing Oscar Niemayer's architecture is. It's a work of art! Beautiful inside and outside.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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48 reviews 48 reviews
22 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

This Cathedral is a must see in Brasilia. It's really beautiful inside and there's a beautiful replica of Pietá that was made in Italy.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

Niemeyer was a genius in this creation, even in a sunny day inside the cathedral was fresh, because it is under the ground and surrounded by water. All churches I have been it was some kind of sky painted but there we can actually see the sky and those beautiful angels. Don't miss the chapel downstairs.

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Brasilia, DF
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

This is really an architecture monument. Contrary to most churches where you go upstairs, at the Catedral Metropolitana you go down throught an underground dark passage to the bright light inside the cathedral. The suspended angels in the middle of the area, the beautiful glass windows and the all white floors and walls create a sacred and peaceful ambiance.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

Erase your images on catholic churches. Catedral is a very contemporary building. You should also go to see it outside at night.

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Brit in Paris
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149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Everybody knows this Oscar Niemeyer building from the outside but it doesn't disappoint inside . You enter from an underground passage from the darkness into the light . Beautiful modern stained glass windows which have been altered from Niemeyer's original all white windows . Interesting modern paintings and sculptures and a stunning altar

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Dominican Republic
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

If you like architecture you should visit this building. See the structure, lights, decorations... Walk around outside and go inside to feel the peace.

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