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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  • Beautiful architecture, felt in the past. The Cathedral is wonderful, especially on the outside. I found interesting the fact of having a space reserved for the remains of the Royal family.
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  • Beautiful inside and out, can be seen in some parts of the historic center, which yields beautiful pictures tbém. The night is with a beautiful lighting tbém.
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  • Unreliable-looking people on the path. Need more security. Even in the morning feel insecurity by path to walk.
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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