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. Before you head to Porto Alegre, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Porto Alegre itinerary maker, to make sure you see all that Porto Alegre has to offer, including Metropolitan Cathedral.
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  • For a better use of the visit is to participate in a religious ceremony on her and before or after aprovitar to circulate in your country, nice and quiet and observe the details in your interior.
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  • I always feel at home, I feel an inner joy every time I visit, I'd say it's my favorite place in Porto Alegre, my point of reference.
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  • The Metropolitan Cathedral is a real painting, very beautiful and a very big architectural wealth, located in the city centre, well worth a visit, a real postcard from Porto Alegre.
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Where to stay in Porto Alegre

When searching for a place to stay during your Porto Alegre vacation, you'll notice a large range of eco-hostels and environmentally friendly lodgings. In keeping with the city's progressive trends, these green accommodation options are becoming a hit among eco-conscious travelers; you'll find them throughout the city, especially in the bohemian neighborhood of Cidade Baixa. You can also choose between plenty of traditional high-rise hotels, particularly in the neighborhood of Moinhos de Vento. For proximity to the best attractions in Porto Alegre, stay in the old town of Centro Historico.
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