Catedral de Pedra, Canela

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. See Catedral de Pedra and all Canela has to offer by arranging your trip with our Canela trip itinerary builder app .
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  • Now Christmas is having a game of amazing lights. Also with sound of Ave Maria and other classics. It is worth visiting at night!!
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  • The stone Cathedral is a place worth a visit, be sure to go. You can take a city tour that they stop to visit.
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  • The Cathedral has a distinctive building style, by the intensive use of stones in your construction. The same has a special wont mainly at Christmastime
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  • Quite a fast place to see, and it is a landmark at Canela, so hard to miss. I like the architecture of the place. Good photo place.
  • 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.
  • Beautiful place with great photo spot!
  • A very beautiful historical church.

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Thanks to its popularity among younger tourists looking for an outdoor adventure, Canela offers a particularly impressive range of budget lodgings. Hostels and simple guesthouses abound, most in buildings that fit with the town's traditional architecture. You won't find any large hotels or expansive resorts in Canela, though higher-end accommodations exist in the form of warm, cosy villas with pleasant gardens. Most places to stay are concentrated around the west of town in or around the neighborhood of Vila Suzana, which lies on the road to nearby Gramado.
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