Catedral Metropolitana, Brasilia

4.8
#1 of 2,049 in Historic Sites in Brazil
A concrete hyperboloid architecture constructed from 16 concrete columns, Catedral Metropolitana is a landmark cathedral by Oscar Niemeyer. This contemporary structure is surprising large on the inside considering its small exterior because the cathedral is largely built underground. As you stroll along the entrance pathway, bronze statues of the four apostles greet you.

You'll walk through a dark tunnel under a reflecting pool surrounding the roof to enter the building. This pool helps to cool the building. Walls lined with white marble and three angels suspended from the ceiling create a light, airy feel. Although you'll feel like you're entering a dark, solemn, and small space, intense natural welcomes you through the large roof's 2,000 m2 (22,000 sq ft) of stained glass. Plan your Catedral Metropolitana visit and explore what else you can see and do in Brasilia using our Brasilia trip planning site .
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  • Must! A work of art, external and internally. If you visit Brasilia, be sure to meet! The Angels, the Vitreaux, the acoustics and a replica of the Pietá.
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  • A breathtaking architecture, imagining the effort to build the site with the techniques of the time is breathtaking.
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  • Very beautiful and spacious, it is worth visiting!
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