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We went for mass in the evening. I had been here before in the daytime which is remarkable with the blue and purple stained glass light. At night the interior of the church still has the blue light but also the huge candelabra in the...More
One of the most impressive sights in Brasilia is the sanctuary dedicated to the city's patron saint: Dom Bosco. The 19th century Salesian priest from Piedmont, Giovanni Bosco, who was named 'Father and Teacher of Youth' by the Pope at his canonisation in 1934, apparently...More
If you know anything about this city, you know just how central Don Bosco is to its folklore, self perception, and international status as a utopia.
Elevated to the status of a Santuario in 2017 after some of Don Bosco's relics were transferred here, this...More
This santuario was the number one attraction of Brasilias for us. The way the santuario gets illuminates with different shades of blue and purple due to the light entering through the stained-glass windows is just amazing. An absolute must in Brasilia.
The stained glass windows are absolutely spectacular, dominating the four sides of this square church. In the crypt there's an interesting video about the founder of the Salesians, Joao/ Giovanni/ John Bosco, but the highlight is definitely the blue light inside.
The Don Bosco church has to be visited in two moments: day and night. By day to see the interior taken by a violet light, which gives the temple a sense of peace. The temple is constructed of concrete, whose sides are in the form...More