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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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  • An important tourist spot in Brasilia that offers beauty inside and out. A must for all who travel to Brasilia.
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  • The architecture of this Cathedral is something extraordinary and wonderfully beautiful! I couldn't get inside, but I could see the entry a little bit and ... speechless, very beautiful and well designed. For those who go to Brasilia, it is worth stopping to admire this monumental beauty.
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  • The Cathedral is a place radiating peace. There you feel the presence of a superior being. Very beautiful and worth visiting.
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