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Catedral Metropolitana

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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 70050-000, Brazil
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Reviewed 3 days ago

beautiful building design both outside and inside .stained glass windows are unbelievable recommend visiting this landmark whether you are religious or not. it is about the architecture and vision of the builder

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank mywanderlust2016
Reviewed 4 days ago

I enjoyed it. Interesting to see. Do not forget to whisper against and the wall at an entranceway as a partner listens against the wall at another entranceway

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank StV_8
Reviewed 6 days ago

A went there with my family and the kids loved!!!! Such a beautiful cathedral at the center of the city!!!

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank jefersonber74
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the most amazing and incredible churches of the world. And artwork of a genius (Oscar Niemeyer).

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank rodrigocraveiro2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The exterior, whilst interesting, doesn’t actually do the cathedral justice as the interior is so nice and the stained glass is so bright and visible from the interior. There is a small gift shop which is nice but they should sell post cards, hahaha. There...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank jayjay506
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Must see if you are in Brasilia. Considering the other attractions close by this area is a must see. Beautiful semi subterranean cathedral that sums up the design philosophy of this city. Light and spacious area that seem bigger inside than outside.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank gbac3000
Reviewed January 9, 2019 via mobile

We have been staying a little far away from the city center, but decided to walk anyways. This cathedral is architecturally interesting from the outside, and absolutely beautiful inside. Definitely suggest a visit.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank TheAmandatory
Reviewed November 12, 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Patricia M
Reviewed November 6, 2018

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.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank rlrissardi
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

Date of experience: October 2018
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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
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August 06, 2009|
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Around 10 Reais if you have an honest driver and no traffic. There is also a bus that goes along Av. Nossa Senhora de Copacabana that reads "Urca", but the taxi will be faster and easier.
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Taxis are cheap. Public transport is crowded at rush hours. Your itinerary is relatively relaxed. There are lots of excellent children's playgrounds.