Catedral de Sao Pedro de Alcantara, Petropolis

4.7
#1 of 13 in Historic Sites in Petropolis
Admire the tall, elaborate Gothic Revival archivolts of Catedral de Sao Pedro de Alcantara, final resting place of the imperial family. Elegant, 19 m (62 ft) tall vaulted ceilings, stained glass windows, and a 70 m (230 ft) spire completed in the 1960s make this church a landmark of the erstwhile capital of Brazil. Built from 1884 to 1925, the cathedral houses the tombs of the royal family, carved in white Carrara marble: look for the effigies of Dom Pedro II, the empress, and their children, buried here in 1921. Plan my Petropolis trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.
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  • I love this cathedral. Every time I go to Petrópolis, I stop her for a while. It transmits a lot of peace and is beautiful both inside and outside. The view is beautiful for Av. Koeler. If you're lucky you'll still see a fog over the river! I was also at Christmas time. Last year it rained a lot, but it was worth attending the Christmas Mass. Good to go alone to meditate or with the family, even if this is only two people.
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  • Gothic-style cathedral, beautiful with its stained-glass windows and architecture. It also has the tombs of the emperor and his wife, of Princess Isabel and her spouse. Too bad the façade is with infiltrations and plants sprading, if it does not undergo a reform very soon there may be even compromise of the structure.
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