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The seat of a Roman Catholic archdiocese, The Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Sebastian boasts a celebrated modern design inspired by Mayan pyramids. Dedicated to the city's patron saint, the cathedral features four long strips of colorful stained glass windows, spanning 64 m (210 ft) from the floor to the illuminated cross on the ceiling. The building's construction started in the mid-1960s and took 15 years to complete. Step inside to see the awe-inspiring interior: stripped of any excessive decoration, the spacious hall can accommodate nearly 20,000. See The Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Sebastian and all Rio de Janeiro has to offer by arranging your trip with our Rio de Janeiro trip itinerary planner.
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The Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Sebastian reviews
Spectacular unique cathedral in Lapa centrally located. The design is beautiful and the cross skylight is amazing. It’s well worth the visit . more »
This is probably the most unorthodox Cathedral I've visited. It is a break from the norm in terms of architecture with these hugh stain glass windows on each of its 4 sides. They shed beautiful light.... more »
Really beautiful design inside and out. Quite artistic. The ambience was serene. And there was this such beautiful 🎶 playing.
One of the most unique Churches we've ever seen. It has an absolute unique design. Must visit.
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