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“You think you've seen cathedrals?” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Catedral Metropolitana

Catedral Metropolitana
Near the Ministry Buildings, Brasilia, Federal District, Brazil
+5521 87157295
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Ranked #2 of 134 attractions in Brasilia
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites
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Owner description: Another structure by award-winning architect Oscar Niemeyer, this landmark cathedral features stunning interior glasswork.
Bonn, Germany
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“You think you've seen cathedrals?”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

This one is different. To people who are spoilt with romanic/catholic churches with candles, gold and art, this one will look a bit sober. Here are no candles at all.

One funny fact, you have to try out: If someone stands at the door and whispers into one of the round walls, another one standing on the other side at the door can hear it. The sound gets transported by the walls. Very cool!

Visited November 2012
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“Closed for renovation”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

Closed for renovation. Underground. Old, beaten up, need a well deserved renovation...Not much more to say...

Visited October 2012
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“A RENEWAL OF FAITH IN GLASS”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

This is one of the extraordinary Brazilian modern glass conical churches, characteristic of Oscar Niemeyer's architecture (as Rio's Cathedral). Although they might loose a little in praying atmosphere, they feature a new conception in religious buildings, with the suspended central crucifix, and the predominancy of the vitraux.

Visited June 2012
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“Beautiful church - No Shorts Allowed”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

The title pretty much sums it up. We could look in. Our cousin from Brasilia told us how he played on the bare concrete floor when it was being built. They were preparing for a wedding, and everything was spruced up to a T.

Visited July 2012
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“It is hard to miss”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

Niemeyer again !
The glasswork is outstanding.
Whilst forming part of the Exio Monumental its location gives it a feeling of isolation.

As you are in the area it is not worth missing.

Visited September 2012
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