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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  • What destada in this church is the architecture, totally unlike anything I've ever seen in terms of Church, looks like something futuristic. Recommend.
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  • The pyramid-shaped architecture is quite unusual for a church, but is very beautiful. The huge iron doors all worked complete the beauty of the outdoors. The stained glass Windows are beautiful, very colorful and very detailed.
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  • One of the most striking buildings in river. Especially if you can log in to admire its huge and beautiful stained glass windows and watch an incredible example of modern architecture.
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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