Metropolitan Cathedral, Porto Alegre

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The most immediately striking feature of Metropolitan Cathedral--an early 20th-century neoclassical cathedral--is the frontpiece adorned with colorful mosaics. The mosaics depict the history of the catholic church in Brazil, and they help to relieve the somber character of this otherwise imposing building. Inside you will find two huge and intricate stained glass windows and a beautiful Baroque statue of the Virgin and Child, enshrined against a mural by Aldo Locatelli. In general, however, the decoration avoids ostentation, preferring instead to let the elegant proportions and geometric details of the architecture speak for themselves. Arrange to visit Metropolitan Cathedral and other attractions in Porto Alegre using our Porto Alegre road trip planning website .
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  • Tourist spot. As much as the capital is low, due to the descasos of Governments and municipalities, the Metropolitan Cathedral remains a tourist destination for those visiting the city. The old town itself is a wonderful place to visit.
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  • We visited the Cathedral of Porto Alegre on the morning of November 13, 2017, a beautiful place, where peace is breathed, impressive architecture and full of light,  more »
  • The Church is across from the square (c) various government agencies and still steals the show by your magnificence. It is an important site for the city and beautiful to watch.
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