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Catedral Metropolitana

Near the Ministry Buildings, Brasilia, Federal District, Brazil
+5521 87157295
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Interesting Christian temple architecture

What catches the attention of the Cathedral of Brasilia is its unusual architectural form. It has a... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Cláudio Hermann D
Meh

I love Niemayer and I love cathedrals. I'm not sure this is one of his greatest creations. The... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Another structure by award-winning architect Oscar Niemeyer, this landmark cathedral features stunning interior glasswork.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“stained glass” (27 reviews)
“oscar niemeyer” (30 reviews)
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Near the Ministry Buildings, Brasilia, Federal District, Brazil
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"stained glass"
in 27 reviews
"oscar niemeyer"
in 30 reviews
"crown of thorns"
in 8 reviews
"modern cathedral"
in 15 reviews
"hanging from the ceiling"
in 9 reviews
"whispering wall"
in 5 reviews
"interesting architecture"
in 10 reviews
"amazing cathedral"
in 5 reviews
"beautiful glass"
in 4 reviews
"catholic church"
in 6 reviews
"natural light"
in 5 reviews
"sunny day"
in 6 reviews
"beautiful place"
in 7 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 9 reviews
"city tour"
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"dom bosco"
in 5 reviews
"angels"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

What catches the attention of the Cathedral of Brasilia is its unusual architectural form. It has a beauty different from the conventional temples that brings lightness to the environment, from both the external and the internal perspective. The temple is composed of concrete, steel and...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I love Niemayer and I love cathedrals. I'm not sure this is one of his greatest creations. The statue of Don Bosco is worth visiting, as is the crypt. Don't miss Niemayer's awesome confessionals.

Thank eaglehaslanded
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The architecture of the church is wonderful, both outside and inside! A must stop for anyone going to Brasilia 🙌🏻

Thank Mariana C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Even though it is not an notredame it is still a wonderfull piece of art in the middle of the political center of Brazil. The fluid lines contrast the clear blue sky at day and at night you will have another spectacle of light anda...More

Thank Guto B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The architecture is unique and the stained-glass windows are beautiful. An absolute must in Brasilia.

Thank TravelWorldMap
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Cathedral is not a massive building, but as it is slightly sunk into the ground it grows as you enter. The blue and white stain glass windows look great, and the crown-like structure leads you to look upwards and contemplate the heavens, which I'm...More

Thank Michael T
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

Just go and take your best camera. You won't regret (make sure to check what's the time for visitation, is not uncommon to find it closed). The magic of lights and architecture happens inside

Thank Fabio P
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Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Magic moments in this visit. Contrast between sunny day, dark entrance and the beauty of the cathedral and its natural lightening.

Thank Dedeguti
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Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

This church is beautiful, definitely worth seeing. It is easy to go there. Access to the church is easy and pictures inside are allowed. A ery nice place to see.

Thank Miguel E
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Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

The cathedral is nice, the shape and inside colors are amazing! Just noticed that the echo is somewhat annoying.

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anndNcal
2 February 2018|
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Response from robertpH3508TX | Reviewed this property |
Saturday evening usually 6 pm Sunday morning 8 am Varies from church to church but these are the most frequent times The cathedral is still open to public during mass too
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