The Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Sebastian, Rio de Janeiro

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The seat of a Roman Catholic archdiocese, The Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Sebastian 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 The Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Sebastian and other attractions in Rio de Janeiro using our Rio de Janeiro holiday planner.
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  • The architecture of this religious building is amazing and unusual. As far the place has charm despite the darkness. The stained glass windows are grandiose. To see.
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  • It will be common to find us with opinions on its aesthetic design. It important is that when you enter go to find you with a temple beautiful, wide, of great magnitude, full of vitro of colors. Very representative of the culture carioca and of their faith. Personally it seemed to me very beautiful.
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  • The Cathedral of Rio de Janeiro surprises us in opposite to the old or large cathedrals, with a modern temple and incredible architecture. The project of the famous architect Oscar Niemeyer is located between the Centre and the Lapa, almost as a way to join the modern nation that walks the present times of this city, the Imperial Brazil. Inside the temple the aesthetic accuracy, sober beauty and colors the day generated by his experiment vitraux seem to give a mystical atmosphere.
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  • muito bonita
  • From the inside far more beautiful than from the outside
  • A piece of art. Even if you're not religous, it is a worthy visit for its grandiness.
  • Odd building that truly unravels once you go inside
  • Absolutely gorgeous and beautiful. A must go place in Rio