Catedral São Pedro de Alcântara, Petropolis

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Admire the tall, elaborate Gothic Revival archivolts of Catedral São Pedro de Alcântara, final resting place of the imperial family. Elegant, 19 m (62 ft) tall vaulted ceilings, stained glass windows, and a 70 m (230 ft) spire completed in the 1960s make this church a landmark of the erstwhile capital of Brazil. Built from 1884 to 1925, the cathedral houses the tombs of the royal family, carved in white Carrara marble: look for the effigies of Dom Pedro II, the empress, and their children, buried here in 1921. Plan your Catedral São Pedro de Alcântara visit and explore what else you can see and do in Petropolis using our Petropolis trip itinerary maker.
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  • Major milestone in the city that retells some of Brazil in the Imperial age. Charming architecture!
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  • I once visited the Cathedral of Petropolis with a friend from Thailand, she was a Buddhist. When we left I made a comment that reflected what I always feel when I visit this place ... "here the spirit hit with great force". Su historia, sus trazos arquitectonicos fair, without exaggeration, show and broadcast that we are at an important place, where you can feel the presence of Fe.
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  • As an architect I must say that for me to visit the Cathedral is a must-see, tour the Church is beautiful, very well kept, clean and organized. Note 10!
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  • Muito bonita
  • Linda catedral, uma verdadeira obra.
  • Vale a pena visitar. A catedral é linda.
  • Uma verdadeira obra de arte, tanto no exterior quanto no interior.
  • Muito bacana