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Catedral Metropolitana

Opens in 30 min: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Niemeyer special

The cathedral has a grand entrance across the open parkland with a parade of statues. The Oscar... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
London, United Kingdom
Just beautiful. A definite must visit

A must see in the city. Visited after lunch and the place was very quiet. A few students and people... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Renato M
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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
+5521 87157295
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Reviewed 2 days 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 5 days 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

I love Niemayer and I love cathedrals. I'm not sure this is one of his greatest creations. The statue of Don Bosco is worth visiting, as is the crypt. Don't miss Niemayer's awesome confessionals.

Thank eaglehaslanded
Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

The architecture of the church is wonderful, both outside and inside! A must stop for anyone going to Brasilia 🙌🏻

Thank Mariana C
Reviewed August 7, 2018

Even though it is not an notredame it is still a wonderfull piece of art in the middle of the political center of Brazil. The fluid lines contrast the clear blue sky at day and at night you will have another spectacle of light anda...More

Thank Guto B
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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