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Catedral Metropolitana

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Amazing Cathedral in the capital of Brazil

This monument was designed by Oscar Niemeyer, The cathedral is a hyperboloid structure constructed... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Patricia M
Faith on the architecture

Very different architecture for a worship place, designed by a communist, on the boulevard of the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Brasilia, DF
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Another structure by award-winning architect Oscar Niemeyer, this landmark cathedral features stunning interior glasswork.
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Near the Ministry Buildings, Brasilia, Federal District, Brazil
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This monument was designed by Oscar Niemeyer, The cathedral is a hyperboloid structure constructed from 16 concrete columns, weighing 90 tons each. Under this is suspended a 2,000-square-meter (22,000 sq ft) stained glass work originally created in 1990 by Marianne Peretti, in shades of blue,...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very different architecture for a worship place, designed by a communist, on the boulevard of the political power in the country's capital. Worth a visit. The light is present everywhere in the cathedral that is an iconic of Brasilia's architecture. A must see.

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Reviewed October 26, 2018 via mobile

Is a pleasure to down the entrance and be surprised by the colorful view, the altar filled with white flowers. The Angels clinging up above like guarding the altar: is simply perfect. The spaces inside are enchanted by the stetic of the stone and Cristal...More

Thank manueln628
Reviewed October 12, 2018

One of the greatest architectural wonders of Brasilia is without doubt its unusual cathedral, a work by the self-declared communist Oscar Niemeyer, which shows that you don't have to be a Christian to build a great church. From far already one can see this hyperboloid...More

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Reviewed October 7, 2018

Is a different and amazing cathedral. Not very nice to get in to. Brasilia, despite a planned and new city doesn´t care much where you park your car or even if you want to walk if there are safe and nice sidewalks. But the Cathedral...More

Thank Adriana d
Reviewed October 2, 2018

This architectural beauty of Brasilia shows the spirit of the design of Brasilia a quiet place to stroll and enjoy the architecture, art. Not the best place to go to a concert! The acoustics are not very good.

Thank Nadine G
Reviewed September 21, 2018

The cathedral has a grand entrance across the open parkland with a parade of statues. The Oscar Niemeyer crown of thorns design is legendary. I had expected such an impressive building to be larger (capacity is perhaps 500) but I was impressed by its airy,...More

Thank 16jamesdoc
Reviewed September 18, 2018 via mobile

A must see in the city. Visited after lunch and the place was very quiet. A few students and people praying. Very calm place, with beautiful hanging statues and a knick knack shop inside to buy a few gifts for friends. Must visit and also...More

Thank Renato M
Reviewed September 16, 2018

There's a lot to see in this area, but stop here and take 20 minutes to get in ! It has an impressive architecture, specially inside. Outside means something like two hands in a praying position. Explore hidden areas behind the the main altar !

Thank Fredthetraveler
Reviewed September 13, 2018 via mobile

Unusual looking from the outside but stunning inside. A must see in Brasilia. Entry is free with easy access.

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February 1, 2018|
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Response from robertpH3508TX | Reviewed this property |
Saturday evening usually 6 pm Sunday morning 8 am Varies from church to church but these are the most frequent times The cathedral is still open to public during mass too