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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  • It took 60 years being built, but the beautiful and almost unknown Cathedral of Porto Alegre is a building that is worth the visit. I recommend you spend some time enjoying the art in your interior.
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  • Located in Praça da Matriz, is on the itinerary that you can do on foot, discover the Cathedral, the square, the Palace of Justice, the Teatro São Pedro all close to each other, are around the square and you can still go snack on Beach Street (Rua dos Andradas).
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  • Like all tourism cities, meet your Cathedral is part of the roadmap. The Church of our Lady the Mother of God of Porto Alegre, had your first architecture in Baroque style in the 18th century, but with the work unfinished and several reforms over the years, new construction and only in 1986 the Cathedral was given as complete. Has an exuberant beauty and a flawless preservation.
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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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