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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  • On our first visit to Petropolis we ran out of time and had only managed to get in the porch of the Cathedral but it looked so stunning we knew we had to come back and we returned one week later. On t...  more »
  • This is a lovely church with great architecture. The stained glass panels are beautiful and well preserved. The tombs of D. Pedro II, emperor of Brazil and his wife are located to the right of the mai...  more »
  • Lovely walk looking at big Villas . Church has the grave of Don Pedro 2 which means much more if you visit the Imperial Palace first so you can picture the man and how much he loved Brazil. Wonderful ...  more »
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  • Very interesting architecture, neo gothic influence. Remains of the late emperor D. Pedro II, his wife Teresa Cristina, his daughter Princess Isabel(who freed the slaves) and her husband Count D. (Gaston).
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  • The Cathedral is a beautiful building in your architecture and your simple ornamentation. Not pollute your eyes with excessive details. Admission is free and apparently masses are still carrying out there. Also in this Cathedral the tomb of Pedro II, your wife Teresa Cristina, Princess Isabel and the count d'eu.
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  • The Cathedral of Sao Pedro de Alcantara and truly a work of art. beautiful, imposing in neo Gothic style ... on overcast days it's scary in your magnificence ... the interior is also very nice and has stained glass windows of rare beauty Besides the tombs with remains of d. Pedro and d. Teresa Cristina ll have other tombs of former bishops of the diocese petropolitana.. a lot of history in a just place.. worth a visit!
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