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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  • It is a beautiful building with a capacity for many people. The lighting and ventilation is all natural. Exist in the Holy family, Jesus, Mary and Joseph and is the middle of the altar and high up. The image of the Patron Saint, St. Sebastian and St. Anna on the other side. THERE is a sink and SOAP stone bastimal. It's good to visit.
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  • The Cathedral of s. Sebastiao is located in the Centre of Rio as soon as you get off the neighborhood St Teresa and Lapa, modern-looking Cathedral looks like a blunt Cone, a crucifix suspended in the Centre, a cross of transparent glass cathedral style ceiling, large Windows, large spacious goes a bit from our conceptions of important cathedrals
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  • A beautiful and huge Cathedral in the center of the River, beautiful and impressive stained-glass Windows. Beautiful images of our Lady of Nazaré and São Sebastião.
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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