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“Very disappointing structure”

The Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Sebastian
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Owner description: 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!
Rome, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Very disappointing structure”
Reviewed October 9, 2013

The cathedral is a concrete structure very dark inside (if you want to take pics you need a good camera), not really recommended, and you must be cautious with the surrounding gardens since it is not a safe place.

Visited September 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“A bit different”
Reviewed September 27, 2013

Worth going to have a look close up at this Cathedral if you have the time, though not 'a must see' it is different at least.

Visited September 2013
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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“A very different church”
Reviewed September 11, 2013

This is modern, and the building itself stands out. Inside there are beautiful coloured glass climbing up to the top that is worth checking out.

Visited May 2013
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Oslo, Norway
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“A great place to visit when feeling spiritual!”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

Went here on a roundtrip in Rio after having visited Rio about 10 times. A very different church and not what I expected. The windows gave it a very special lighting-effect. A must-see when in Rio. Best for couples and adults.

Visited April 2013
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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“So much more than it first appears!”
Reviewed August 26, 2013

It has to be said that this is one ugly cathedral from the outside, and I really wasn't expecting much: 'a modernist architectural abomination, perhaps?' In fact, it was at the end of a day of sight-seeing, and I didn't even want to go in.

But step inside and prepare to eat your words. In a city where ornate and amazing cathedrals and churches are on every other street corner, this really will take the breath from your lungs. Awe inspiring. An absolute beauty.

Visited August 2013
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