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Orthodox Cathedral, Sao Paulo

(4.6/5 based on 110+ reviews on the web)
You can spot the iconic golden dome of this major architectural landmark from quite a distance. Sao Paulo's Orthodox Cathedral, which is dedicated to the city's namesake Saint Paul, is the only cathedral of the Greek Orthodox Church of Antioch in Brazil and one of the largest Eastern Orthodox cathedrals in the world. The famous Hagia Sophia of Istanbul inspired the design. Construction of this Byzantine church began in the 1940s under the supervision of Paul Taufick Camasmie. In later years, several Russian artists participated in its decoration. When compared to other Eastern Orthodox churches, one of the distinctive architectural characteristics of this building, is that the iconostasis (a wall of icons and religious paintings separating the main body of the church from the altar) is made of marble, rather than wood. Stay for mass and hear the local choir sing ancient Gregorian chants. Use our Sao Paulo tourist route planner to visit Orthodox Cathedral on your trip to Sao Paulo, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • If you love art history, Byzantine iconography understand, like liturgy well celebrated or search a profound religious experience, this is the ideal place. Is, without a doubt, one of the most beautiful churches of Brazil. The problem is not open every day. Try to visit during the liturgy on Sunday morning.
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  • Magnanimous. Huge, beautiful architecture and decoration. Easy access by subway station Paradise.
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  • I only know from the outside. I'm staying in a hotel right neighbor even. About of 30 metres away. I wonder if it is open to the public to visit and what time you can. I will be returning to São paulo in April and I would love to visit this imposing and majestic work of art, in addition to being a temple of faith and prayers.
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