Catedral São Pedro de Alcântara, Petropolis
(4.6/5 based on 2,600+ 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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TripAdvisor
  • Beautiful gothic style Cathedral with stained glass Windows, lighting and coloring all fantastic the interior of the Church! In the background is the pipe organ draws attention by the size and side lamp!
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  • Beautiful architecture. Beautiful outside and inside. Cleaned and conserved. It is worth visiting. Weddings performed in it is beautiful. A decoration more beautiful than the other. You'll find peace of mind and energies too good.
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  • Worth a visit and see the remains of the royalty that are buried in the Cathedral as well as enjoy the magnificence of decoration and architecture.
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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