Catedral de São Pedro de Alcântara

Catedral de São Pedro de Alcântara, Petropolis

Catedral de São Pedro de Alcântara

Catedral de São Pedro de Alcântara
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Nicole B
Dubai, United Arab Emirates949 contributions
Imperial Tomb
Sep 2021
Really nice church that is well maintained. Ambient choral music is pumped through as you walk about the inside. Contains the tombs of Dom Pedro II and his wife. Free.
Written 7 September 2021
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Curt W
Rio de Janeiro, RJ163 contributions
Amazing
Sep 2020 • Couples
This is one of many cathedrals I have visited worldwide...rates right up there with one of the best..worth visiting!!
Written 3 October 2020
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The Weak Knee Traveler
Singapore, Singapore11,766 contributions
Burial Place of Imperial Family
Sep 2019 • Solo
This is the resting place of Brazil's last Emperor, Dom Pedro II and his family. It is a beautiful church completed only in the 1920s. A must visit when in Petropolis.
Written 5 June 2020
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RandyRoss
Ridgetown, Canada7,534 contributions
Another Beautiful Church
Feb 2020
This is a beautiful and historic church. The Imperial Chapel there is the burial site of many Portuguese royal family members, including Dom Pedro II. Stop for 15-20 minutes and get dome nice photos.
Written 12 May 2020
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Wesley C
Tucson, AZ6,752 contributions
Burial Place of a Portuguese King
Oct 2019
The beautiful Catedral de Sao Pedro de Alcantara dominates centro Petropolis. The cornerstone was laid by Dom Pedro II in 1884 but the building wasn't completed until 1925. French Gothic style church with beautiful stained glass windows and Carrera marble. Large pipe organ. The Imperial Chapel is the burial site of Dom Pedro II and other royal family members. Dom Pedro II is the only Portuguese King born outside Portugal and he wanted to be buried in his native Brazil. No photos allowed inside.
Written 29 March 2020
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wfaria
20 contributions
Pretty and calm place
Mar 2020 • Couples
Beautiful place to take a look and some nice pictures, in 20 minutes you should be able to see everything
Written 14 March 2020
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The_Traveling_Expat
Chicago, IL339 contributions
Beautiful Church
Sep 2019
While the church is not extensively decorated, the stained glass is beautiful, and it is interesting to see the tombs of the royal family.
Written 4 September 2019
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Lucia Helena A
Seropedica113 contributions
Have to admire and show respect - lacking restoration
Apr 2019 • Friends
The cathedral has an amazing architecture and the interior is equally beautiful and peaceful. There is a story of love for the country in the tombs of the emperor and part of his family.
Unfortunately, the outside statues and walls are deteriorating by lack of care and investment on urgent restoration. It is a shame that a very rich lady (the billionaire L. Safra, a Brazilian) felt more prone to donate a very large amount of money to restore Notre Dame but could not consider a few thousands for places like this, in her own country.
Written 1 May 2019
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Ken B
Overton, NV60 contributions
Beautiful small cathedral
Apr 2019 • Friends
I was very impressed with the simplicity of the cathedral, but truly amazed at the elaborate stain glass windows.
Written 6 April 2019
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Daniel L
5 contributions
My wedding was there
Jan 2019 • Couples
My wife dreamed of getting married there so we did it. Best decision we ever did. Most beautiful cathedral I ever saw.
Written 6 January 2019
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