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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 itinerary builder.
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  • The Cathedral looks like a new age work. Amazing copy of Niemeyer. One of the few points of interest that I recommend in Brasilia.
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  • Simply magnificent, peaceful, beautiful stained glass Windows, Temple of God must to visit and pray. Site full of beauty.
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  • We find an exact replica of the sculpture La Pieta, Michelangelo carved 500 years ago and is in St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican. finely calibrated exact copy is identical to the original that I always wanted to know, I got here in Brazil in Brasília, fantastic, worth the visit the Cathedral is linídissima.
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