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Catedral Metropolitana

Near the Ministry Buildings, Brasilia, Federal District, Brazil
+5521 87157295
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One of the most beautiful places in Brasília

Masterpiece of Niemeyer the Catedral Metropolitana is one of my favorite places in Brasília. Even... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
claudiomar f
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Brasilia, DF
Another great piece of architecture

One of the must do while visiting the Brazils capital. Absolutely amazing architecture, compared... read more

Reviewed 17 April 2018
PetrH2
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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” (28 reviews)
“oscar niemeyer” (30 reviews)
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Near the Ministry Buildings, Brasilia, Federal District, Brazil
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Masterpiece of Niemeyer the Catedral Metropolitana is one of my favorite places in Brasília. Even living here for more than 10 year, even like that sometimes I stop and keep looking how beautiful it is

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Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

One of the must do while visiting the Brazils capital. Absolutely amazing architecture, compared with the usual churches/ cathedrals. Also the sound/ acoustics are amazing.

Thank PetrH2
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

Designed by Oscar Niemeyer and finally ready on 1970. It is a very impressive temple not only made by catholic people but for all believers, statue of angels that seems to float, it is no doubt one big piece of art that we should visit...More

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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Great architecture and interior. Grandiose. Check schedule out before visiting: I had to go twice since during my first visit (at around noon), it was closed.

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Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

The multi layered stained glass comes alive inside and the angel sculptures are majestic. It was truly a heavenly space despite looking like a modernist impression of a rack of lamb on the outside... highly recommend you pop in for a visit but remember to...More

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Reviewed 13 March 2018

Doesn't matter what's your religion, this place is a piece of art. Stay long or short period of time, but enjoy all the beauty inside and outside! Strongly recommend.

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Reviewed 12 March 2018

Incredible place, stunning beauty. You should pay a full visit inside the church, both in the main area and on the sides. Also try talking on one of the side curved walls with a person on the other end of this wall, the acoustics are...More

Thank RVidotti
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Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

Since I was a kid, I’ve been fascinated by this cathedral. I never get tired of visiting it. What you see, actually is its dome. The building is underground. Hanging from the stained glass ceiling, three huge concrete angels. Inside the nave, there is an...More

Thank MauricioMendonca
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Reviewed 7 March 2018

You enter from below in this wonderful Cathedral. It is 40 meters from the floor to the ceiling and on the edge you can hear a person one fourth of the way around the building even if he whispers. There is no charge for entry...More

Thank Continent8
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Reviewed 26 February 2018

If you will visit Brasilia, the capital of Brazil, you must go to this unique Church, designed for an important architect from Brazil, Oscar Niemeyer the place offer you a good experience for 15 minutes visit.

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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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