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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  • October 5, 2017
    The Metropolitan Cathedral of Porto Alegre is a beautiful. Its architecture is harmonious and charming. Recommend the visitation to religious people and for those who appreciate architecture.
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  • October 3, 2017
    Located in the historic centre, next to the Legislative Assembly, Piratini Palace, Court, Praça da Matriz, Júlio de Castilhos Museum, the Memorial House, the Solar House, and the Teatro São Pedro. Mass at noon and at 18 hours. Big and beautiful.
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  • October 3, 2017
    I like to visit these old buildings pair reflect on changing the way of thinking and doing construction. The Cathedral is wonderful, monumental, it is worth stopping by. Recommend.
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