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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 113 Attractions in Brasilia
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Cultural
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Owner description: Another structure by award-winning architect Oscar Niemeyer, this landmark cathedral features stunning interior glasswork.

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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 NEW

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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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

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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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Uberlândia, Minas Gerais, Brazil
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

First time we saw it from our hotel balcony we thought it was a small cathedral for a Catholic country. The same impression when we were outside the building. Once inside it's mesmerizing. The building is mostly underground and the stained glass and sculptures take your breath away.

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Dallas, Texas
20 reviews 20 reviews
20 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

It is quite a sight in itself and its mesmerizing beauty will leave you gasping for breath.Look out for statue of Evangelists, Prime Temple, Belfry and the replica of Pieta. Very nice place an d must visit.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 via mobile

From the outside the unusual design catches your eye but as you walk down the ramp and through the church doors your not sure where to look first. Three giant angels floating from the ceiling, tons of beautiful stained glass. My friend and I attended mass and it was the most amazing experience.

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Sines, Portugal
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54 reviews 54 reviews
20 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

If you like it from the outside, wait until you get in, that's where it's real beauty is! Once in Brasilia you have to go there. There are some souvenir for sale on the entrance ramp, but if you are the souvenir type of person, you should try the little market behind the TV Tower.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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40 reviews 40 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Good place between all the architectonical places of Brasilia, you can schedule a walk of 1 hour and you can enjoy all the beauty of this city, definitively Oscar Niemeyer (the architect who designed Brasilia) was really inspired when he idealized the city.... good to know!!!

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