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The Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Sebastian

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The Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Sebastian

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Avenida Republica do Chile 245, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20031-170 Brazil
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Get an in-depth look at Rio’s Rochina Favela with a local guide. This walking tour gives visitors a closer look at the daily life in a favela and the struggles that residents face. Learn the history of the city of Rio and its favelas with informative commentary from a local perspective.
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SF Guy wrote a review Dec 2020
San Francisco, California756 contributions148 helpful votes
Spectacular unique cathedral in Lapa centrally located. The design is beautiful and the cross skylight is amazing. It’s well worth the visit .
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Trekkieboots wrote a review Nov 2020
Dublin, Ireland593 contributions100 helpful votes
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This is probably the most unorthodox Cathedral I've visited. It is a break from the norm in terms of architecture with these hugh stain glass windows on each of its 4 sides. They shed beautiful light inside. The comb shaped sides are open, letting in air and some light. 30 minutes here unless you're attending Mass, could do this in a tour id strapped for time, but it is one to see!
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Andreas K wrote a review Aug 2020
Solna, Sweden468 contributions90 helpful votes
Wasn’t really in my plans to visit this cathedral. But as we were close by and I always seen this impressive building from a distance, we decided to go in. It’s truly a different architecture and nothing like any other cathedral I’ve been inside. So it’s definitely worth the visit if you’re around that area.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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The Weak Knee Traveler wrote a review Jun 2020
Singapore, Singapore11,791 contributions727 helpful votes
The church is shaped like a cone which is unique. Other than this, there is nothing special. Just a quick photo stop if time permits.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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davidworldtraveller wrote a review Apr 2020
Sydney, Australia19 contributions45 helpful votes
The cathedral is unusual in its brutalist form. ithas striking towering stained glass windows and is quite dark inside. definitely Brazilian and making a bold statement visited just after Rio won their Olympic Games bid. so disregard the date below
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Date of experience: May 2019
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