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Orthodox Cathedral, Sao Paulo

Categories: Architectural Buildings, Churches, Tourist Spots
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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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  • 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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  • I was at the Orthodox Cathedral and took to attend the mass on Sunday. Extremely beautiful church with a worship pretty much. Recommend!
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  • A must for those looking to meet Sao Paulo, the Orthodox Cathedral presents stately architecture as much outside as inside. Valley participate in a celebration and see some of the Orthodox religion, whose liturgy differs from other religions.
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