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Catedral de Pedra, Canela

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Church Tourist Spot
Extremely photogenic Catedral de Pedra is one of Brazil’s finest examples of the English Gothic architectural style. This Cathedral of Stone, as its name literally translates from the Portuguese, features a tower rising 65 m (213 ft) into the air, and includes a carillon of 12 bronze bells imported all the way from Italy. The interior is decorated with painted canvases created by the gaucho artist Marciano Schmitz, who used three panels to depict the sacred "Apparition of Our Lady." Also included are several paintings by Uruguayan artist Pablo Herrera, noted for using wood and clay in his works. Try to time your visit for the evening hours, when the building becomes the centerpiece of a colorful light show. With our international travel planner, Canela attractions like Catedral de Pedra can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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TripAdvisor
  • The Stone made Cathedral: Catedral de Pedra is the meeting point of all tourists that come to Canela to see the snow in the mountains of Southern Brazil. This monumental building is exactly downtown t...  more »
  • It is a must seen when in Canela! It's a great spot for photos! The interior is not special nor interesting but it's worth the visit!  more »
  • You must see it!! Go visit at evening!! You still have day light but church lights start to do their show!!  more »
Google
  • Very pretty on the outside. Ugly and very dull on the inside. Kinda like someone you know... It's barely ok. Not all that you read on their ads. You can drive by it, but I wouldn't waste time going in.
  • The style of the catedral is kinda unique, if you like this sort of architecture I recommend you take a look.
  • A very beautiful historical church.
  • Belíssima construção.
  • Vale a pena. Linda catedral.