Catedral São Pedro de Alcântara, Petropolis

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.6/5 based on 2,400+ reviews on the web
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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  • great location for wedding. Important to the history of the city and the country. It is worth visiting.
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  • Very well cared for the ria ´ history alive. External parking space, easy access for those coming by bus or car.
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  • Church with several wonderful stained-glass Windows, well cared for, wide. A quiet place, and peace. Authorize only up the tower.
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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.
  • Beautiful Cathedral. Excellent stained glass... 👑
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