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Orthodox Cathedral, Sao Paulo
(4.6/5 based on 100+ 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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  • With an architecture very pretty, with the façade and its stained-glass Windows, the Church appeals to lovers of architecture. Masses on Sundays the 10:30.
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  • Just wonderful the Cathedral as well as being a place to excecitar the faith!! A history and architectural wealth, without equal.
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  • I couldn't enter because it is before the 10:00, what I found wrong, should open before, but I've been greeted only by the view from outside.
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