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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
+55 21 3030-7200
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The outside of the Metropolitan Cathedral is somewhat disappointing, as the grounds are unkept and have been taken over by food vendors and sellers of cheap tourist souvenirs. But go inside! The subterranean entrance leads to a soaring modernist interior with blue, green, and white...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Matthias M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was a fantastic experience to see this architectural masterpiece, such an amazing feeling when you’re inside this cathedral.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank christiandC6093QC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wish this church had a better surrounding areas- a little dirty on the exterior areas , even the stained glass shows a little darkest due to the dirt accumulated on the exterior of the glass. However, it is minor details. This church is worth...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Welo34
Reviewed August 13, 2019

This striking landmark is hard to miss, and well worth the visit. I stopped in three different times, one of which was during a service. Originally built with open skylights (and hence baking the occupants within during mass), a refurbishment allowed for the more climate-controlled...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank ASU_DrK
Reviewed August 6, 2019

Whenever I receive guests in Brasilia, I take them to visit our Cathedral. Our national capital hosts a number of beautiful modern buildings and monuments, but this one is particularly nice and inspiring. Even whether you are not Catholic, you will enjoy its architecture and...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed August 4, 2019

Doesn't feel like a place of worship. Extremely modern but with amazing acoustics - stand at one doorway and whisper - it can be heard a quarter of the way round.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Odessa2007
Reviewed July 28, 2019 via mobile

Wow what a building, to enter from the outside you have little indication of the glories inside. Beautiful stain glass and the baptistery is also stunning. Nice little shop inside and there are also toilets.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank edwmagee
Reviewed July 3, 2019

The cathedral of Brasilia is a must visit in the city. Located right in the center, on the esplanade of the ministries you will be able to visit the cathedral inside and out. Great place to take good pictures for your instagram.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank highwaybrazil
Reviewed July 2, 2019 via mobile

Excellent place to visit while in Brazil. This is a must see. Go inside and check this beautiful art.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank PatriciaGomes
Reviewed June 29, 2019

Amazing architecture. We were lucky to be there when Corpus Christi mass was organized adding the festive feels. Very well organized, the crowd was pleasant and well respectful to each others, at least 20 thousand or so attending brought in the amazing and magical touches...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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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