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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  • For lovers of old architecture, like me, is worth visiting. And the story she involves also.
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  • Gothic style Cathedral that houses the remains of Emperor Pedro II and Empress d. Teresa Cristina. Impressed by your height and the beautiful stained glass Windows and a wonderful organ.
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  • Very pretty and your Gothic architecture Cathedral (Gothic neo). The visitation is free and in it are the remains, among others, of Dom Pedro II and Princess Izabel. Worth knowing
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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