Catedral Metropolitana de São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro

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The seat of a Roman Catholic archdiocese, Catedral Metropolitana de São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro boasts a celebrated modern design inspired by Mayan pyramids. Dedicated to the city's patron saint, the cathedral features four long strips of colorful stained glass windows, spanning 64 m (210 ft) from the floor to the illuminated cross on the ceiling. The building's construction started in the mid-1960s and took 15 years to complete. Step inside to see the awe-inspiring interior: stripped of any excessive decoration, the spacious hall can accommodate nearly 20,000. Arrange to visit Catedral Metropolitana de São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro and other attractions in Rio de Janeiro using our Rio de Janeiro holiday planner.
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TripAdvisor
  • The title is obviously referred to vaguely pyramidal of Metropolitan Cathedral, perhaps an excess of Vanguard modernism which in my opinion poorly fits the "intended use". However personal opinion.
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  • The Cathedral of Saint Sebastian is imposing, has the largest go up to the roof of the world, of a singular beauty. Is simple and complex at the same time. Beautiful without being extravagant. And as the whole Church, transmits peace for those who know her.
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  • A beautiful Cathedral with an amazing architecture filled with stained glass, a spiritual place I love
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  • great and very unique Cathedral made entirely of cement giant stain glass windows are amazing. once again my skin burst into flames a few times and my eyes gushed blood until i was back in the car.
  • One of a kind church. Huge stained glass windows. Impressive
  • Spectacular church in its design. Nice stained glass.
  • Odd building that truly unravels once you go inside
  • It is so unique. In person I felt it reach upwards so high. I was surprised at how open it seemed with the doorways open wide and welcoming