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With architecture inspired by the Mayan pyramids of Mexico, the conical shape is believed to give proximity to God. Four stained glass windows run from floor to ceiling forming a cross at the top. Acoustics are "heavenly" here!
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You don't need long but worth seeing. Huge. Unusual architecture. Worth seeing. Reminds me of the Mayan designs and architecture in Mexico. Located in down town. We stopped for about ten to fifteen minutes here.
When our tour guide said he was taking us to visit a cathedral we had visions of a traditional "gothic" type building. Well what a suprise this cathedral was. So beautiful inside, just marvelled at the incredibal stained glass window arrangement. So pleased we stopped...More
I gather some people have expectations of what a church should look like. Well, this isn't, and was never intended to be, your normal church. It is truly extraordinary - inspired by the Mayan Pyramids, the Mexican artist has created something amazing. It can hold...More
Our tour stopped here for a few minutes. From the outside, this looks like an ugly gray concrete teepee. Inside, it is just one large open area with lots of seats. There is some stained glass in a couple of the walls. It is not...More
This cathedral is definitely not what you're use to. Initially it looks quite ugly until you step inside, that's when you get to experience it's true beauty. The stain glass windows are stunning and the clear cross ceiling is very symbolic. The altar area is...More
This cathedral looks like a big pyramid structure from outside. It is magnificent. From inside it is mind blowing. It has three sided colorful panels which meets at the cross on the ceiling. Said a small prayer once we entered this place. Its so peaceful...More
This cathedral is dominated by many tall buildings that surround it and it looks petite in comparison, but once inside it is a delight.
Beautiful stained glass panels in an unusual pyramid structure, which from the outside looks unloved, with a bell tower that could...More
Don't fool yourself ... although the cathedral is 'brand new' (built from 1964-1979) and looks like an ancient Mayan pyramid, it's beautiful when you go inside. The incredible high roof combined with the huge glass mosaics makes a short visit to this place worthwhile experience.
Downtown Rio is the place where this city was born. With modern skyscrapers sharing space with historical buildings and landmarks, this neighbourhood is living proof that the old and the new can live together harmoniously. As you would expect, downtown is where all major companies house their offices. However, the region isn’t restricted to businesses. Gems such like the “Paço Imperial,” which is a cultural centre that
used to serve as a residence for governors of Brazil, can be found here. Pedra do Sal, a Monday night street party, is also in this neighbourhood. This landmark is the birthplace of samba and is famous for its “roda de sambas” (“dance circles”). Stop in for one and get closer to discovering where Brazilian happiness comes from.