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Address: Near the Ministry Buildings, Brasilia, Federal District, Brazil
Phone Number: +5521 87157295
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Another structure by award-winning architect Oscar Niemeyer, this landmark...

Another structure by award-winning architect Oscar Niemeyer, this landmark cathedral features stunning interior glasswork.

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You can easily cover Brasilia in a half a day for most tourists. Include a trip to this modern cathedral.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Aik Lam K
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

You can easily cover Brasilia in a half a day for most tourists. Include a trip to this modern cathedral.

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Thank Aik Lam K
Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The cathedral is wonderful in its simple and magnificently desgined lines. I consider it one of the most interesting monuments I have ever visited. Enjoy yourself!

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Brasilia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While visiting Brasilia it is the place you shall not miss. It is a singular Catolic Cathedral for its modern and exotic architecture but also because in the back of main altar, dowsntairs there are a silent and holy chapel.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016

The temple inside look is marvelous. It's one of the must visits in Brasilia. Plan it on in the morning or evening.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016

This Cathedral is a unique experience as it's almost nothing you have ever seen. The Windows and Sculptures are amazing art pieces as well as is the building. Must go inside and look up as it's forbidden to build any high buildings close to the cathedral to clear the view from the windows.

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Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2016

As you pass by the tall haunting statues of the four Disciples, you descend underground into cathedral. Entering the cathedral, the light from the huge domed ceiling of wavy stained glass creates an amazing effect. Hanging from the ceiling are 3 aluminum angels flying over the sanctuary. It is also interesting to see the original wooden cross of Brasilia. My... More 

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Barendrecht, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016

Visiting the city of Brasilia is a venture and it surely provides an opportunity to see some new interpretations of how a capital should look like if you were to create it from nothing in the middle of a country... Brasilia is a beautiful city with a young history, built in the form of an airplane - it did remind... More 

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Thank peterww2013
Brasilia, DF
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016

Besides being a wonderful piece of modern architecture, the Catedral offers amazing effects of light through the tainted glass panels, especially nearly sundown time. The round shape allows people to whisper in one side and be heard far away, or receive back the echo of ones voice.

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Thank Tom P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016

The Cathedral is one of Brasilia’s strong points, a Niemeyer original, with glass work and decorations form Italian sculptors. Is has a curious acoustic feature due to its round shape: if you place yourself at one point with your ears close to the walls, you can listen to someone talk if placed at the other extreme end. Try with a... More 

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Brasilia, DF
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

Modern and beautifull, the Catedral is located in the center of the city near the Ministry buildings. A nice place to vist on Suday morning.

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