Catedral Metropolitana, Brasilia

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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 planning site .
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  • The architecture of this Cathedral is wonderful. I really enjoyed the location, is very worthwhile.
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  • The Cathedral of Brasília is a landmark of the city and one of the best-known points of the country. Designed by Nyemeyer, the structure presents clearly the features of projects of the architect. Nothing is very sumptuous or draws attention for decoration, but your inner space, lightness and delicacy are glaring. The stained glass Windows that surround the structure and Angels hanging from the ceiling.
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  • It's the most beautiful thing that exists ... There's no way to explain is an genius ... the places usually make up the joke of "wireless telephone" on its walls, that is, you make a noise at one end and the sound propagates through the curved wall and reaches the ears of who s you on the other side of the Cathedral ... impressive ... The stained glass Windows are by Marianne Peretti ... would be good search on Google more information about the Cathedral before arriving there to understand every detail.
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