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Catedral Metropolitana, Brasilia

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Architectural Building
A concrete hyperboloid architecture constructed from 16 concrete columns, Catedral Metropolitana is a landmark cathedral by Oscar Niemeyer. This contemporary structure is surprising large on the inside considering its small exterior because the cathedral is largely built underground. As you stroll along the entrance pathway, bronze statues of the four apostles greet you.

You'll walk through a dark tunnel under a reflecting pool surrounding the roof to enter the building. This pool helps to cool the building. Walls lined with white marble and three angels suspended from the ceiling create a light, airy feel. Although you'll feel like you're entering a dark, solemn, and small space, intense natural welcomes you through the large roof's 2,000 m2 (22,000 sq ft) of stained glass. Plan your Catedral Metropolitana visit and explore what else you can see and do in Brasilia using our Brasilia trip itinerary builder.
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  • This is one of the works of the Saharan dust that not Niemayer get tired of looking at all angles, is impressive to your aesthetics and harmony between the traces of the ship and its ends. Not to be missed!
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  • I really like when I can participate in a celebration. The acoustics are perfect! By day it is very beautiful and wonderful night!
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  • It's a nice Church, centralized and comes to do great tastes, I found an interesting place to visit.
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