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Catedral Metropolitana

Near the Ministry Buildings, Brasilia, Federal District, Brazil
+5521 87157295
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Surprising beauty in an underground cathedral

The outside looks unusual, a chalice or a crown of thorns, take your pick. But inside, the hanging... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Princeton, New Jersey

One of the must-see-building in Brasilia...One of the greatest masterpiece of oscar Niemeyer. The... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Another structure by award-winning architect Oscar Niemeyer, this landmark cathedral features stunning interior glasswork.
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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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Near the Ministry Buildings, Brasilia, Federal District, Brazil
+5521 87157295

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Reviewed 3 days ago

The outside looks unusual, a chalice or a crown of thorns, take your pick. But inside, the hanging archangels are deceptively airy (each weighing 100, 200, or 300k respectively.) Simple yet beautiful as the light comes in and makes you forget that you are underground....More

Thank dfopr
Reviewed 3 days ago

One of the must-see-building in Brasilia...One of the greatest masterpiece of oscar Niemeyer. The light and sense inside is unforgetttable.

Thank janepolish
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Metropolitan Cathedral, built asOscar Niemeyer designed, is an amazing reference from the Modernist era in architecture. With its stained glass roof, the cathedral creates a great enviroment for every one who enters the building. It is really beautiful. This is definitely a MUST VISIT...More

Thank ArthurJunqueira
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Brasília does not offer many points of interest to the tourist, but its architecture compensates for that. The Cathedral is one of its highlights. Oscar Niemeyer's genius can be seen in the Cathedral. Angels floating inside are beautiful and also the stained glass.

Thank sueliguedes
Reviewed July 14, 2017

Rarely are architectural landmarks fit so well with their fame. This is a very inspiring building. Leaves one wishing that all buildings which serve to connect people with the divine were so full of light and so simple as well.

Thank icouldiwill
Reviewed July 13, 2017

Outstanding architecture. Stunning interior. A sense of sacred and beauty. Centrally located next to the museum.

Thank Bernie G
Reviewed July 11, 2017 via mobile

This cathedral is beautiful from inside and outside. There's no entrance fee but you can leave a donation. There's an accessible entrance under a tunel where you can also find disabled parking space. You can go there for a little peace. It is a must...More

Thank deisenishi
Reviewed July 10, 2017 via mobile

A very religious place. Nothing to do there, just look. It's a church after all. Just be sure to get the best moments to visit and don't forget to take picture 😉

Thank Mateus F
Reviewed July 4, 2017

This is one the places that we can named as "fantastic". You will experience something very particular in visit this Cathedral. Light, colors and arts are some elements that you will find and make you very touched by this amazing and magic place.

Thank Mauricio M
Reviewed June 27, 2017 via mobile

A beautiful modern cathedral. It's much smaller than I expected, but the glass panels lit by the sunlight look fantastic when you're inside and let you forget about the small disappointment regarding the cathedral's size.

Thank Tom_SIlva_R
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