Catedral Basilica Menor Nossa Senhora da Gloria, Maringa

Categories: Churches, Tourist Spots
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4.7/5 based on 1,400+ reviews on the web
Catedral Basilica Menor Nossa Senhora da Gloria is one of the most striking examples of religious architecture you will see, not only in Brazil, but the world. Built between 1959 and 1972, the first stone laid down was made from marble taken from St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. This detail is the only real nod to the past as the overriding feel of the design is noticeably modern. Right in the heart of the city of Maringá, this Sputnik-inspired cathedral is the tallest in South America, with its bold conical shape reaching a height of 124 m (407 ft). Between the inner and outer cones of the structure, there is a 598-step staircase spanning 18 tiers. Though it requires quite an effort to climb, you will be duly rewarded upon reaching the observation deck on the 14th tier, where you can experience a breathtaking 360-degree view of the city. There are valuable religious artworks, including sculptures, both inside and outside, and the beautiful garden is much loved by locals. When night falls, Catedral Basilica Menor Nossa Senhora da Gloria is awash with beautiful colored lights, giving it an even more spiritual feel. Make Catedral Basilica Menor Nossa Senhora da Gloria a centerpiece of your Maringa vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Maringa vacation planner.
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  • This Cathedral always enchants me, not only as a symbol of the city, but by its architectural style brutalesco which there are few, yes it's big, imposing, it's no wonder is the second largest monument of South America, but also delights in its interior with carvings of brutalesco style. For the religious have masses every day. It is possible to climb the steps and see an incredible view of Maringá.
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  • The Cathedral is so beautiful, your format already draws attention, but its interior also leaves no wish unfulfilled. Worth knowing.
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  • The architecture is quite different and worth a look, especially on the inside. The square around the Cathedral also seems to be a very good space.
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  • Vale a pena ver.
  • Uma linda Catedral. Imponente e que se destaca sob a luz do Sol e da Lua. Sempre radiante.
  • Ótimo para fotos
  • "A mais linda do Mundo!"
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