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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  • In addition to a beautiful tourist spot in the capital, the masses are wonderful!! The drawbacks: it is difficult to park the car, has many hawkers and beggars, nearby.
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  • The Cathedral is beautiful, dream of every bride. Who are in Brasilia is essential to meet the Cathedral.
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  • It's a quick ride, which can join with many others, but worth every moment. The architecture is amazing, the immense stained glass is beautiful and the silence is invigorating.
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