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Catedral Metropolitana

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a cathedral unlike any other

One of the greatest architectural wonders of Brasilia is without doubt its unusual cathedral, a... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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great architecture

Is a different and amazing cathedral. Not very nice to get in to. Brasilia, despite a planned and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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 5 days ago

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank Ivan8443
Reviewed August 30, 2018

One of the most important places in Brasilia, which I'm proud of, as a son of the city. Amazing architecture, the glasses and sculptures makes this a special place where, despite the modern design, you can fell the presence of God. Try to do the...More

Thank GMarrara
Reviewed August 20, 2018 via mobile

The views are stunning, as well from the inside as from the outside. Gorgeous cathedral, beautiful replica of the “ pieta” from rome.

Thank Peter E
Reviewed August 13, 2018

What catches the attention of the Cathedral of Brasilia is its unusual architectural form. It has a beauty different from the conventional temples that brings lightness to the environment, from both the external and the internal perspective. The temple is composed of concrete, steel and...More

Thank Cláudio Hermann D
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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