Catedral Metropolitana, Brasilia

4.7
#1 of 17 in Historic Sites in Brasilia
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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  • Has a different architecture of the other churches, the stained glass Windows are beautiful. Besides the odd acoustics architecture. Give up to death.
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  • Is simply one of the most beautiful spots of Brasília if not the world.. beautiful and grandiose architecture ... real monuments to faith.
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  • The Cathedral has a totally different architecture of the other Catholic churches I've ever seen besides the stained glass Windows are beautiful. Admission is free and on their website it is possible to see mass schedules and etc. ..
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  • Beautiful ... Simple as that.
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