Orthodox Cathedral, Sao Paulo

4.6
You can spot the iconic golden dome of this major architectural landmark from quite a distance. Sao Paulo's Orthodox Cathedral, which is dedicated to the city's namesake Saint Paul, is the only cathedral of the Greek Orthodox Church of Antioch in Brazil and one of the largest Eastern Orthodox cathedrals in the world. The famous Hagia Sophia of Istanbul inspired the design. Construction of this Byzantine church began in the 1940s under the supervision of Paul Taufick Camasmie. In later years, several Russian artists participated in its decoration. When compared to other Eastern Orthodox churches, one of the distinctive architectural characteristics of this building, is that the iconostasis (a wall of icons and religious paintings separating the main body of the church from the altar) is made of marble, rather than wood. Stay for mass and hear the local choir sing ancient Gregorian chants. For Orthodox Cathedral and beyond, use our Sao Paulo holiday builder to get the most from your Sao Paulo vacation.
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  • Beautiful cathedral inspired by the architecture of Turkey and the Orient. Stained glass, frescoes, sculptures, although it was a funeral, I couldn't help but impress myself.
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  • Beauty, culture and religiosity. The temple is imposing and with a dense load of imagetic symbologies. Written in Greek and Arabic. The visit is very worthwhile, but unfortunately it is not guided
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  • Loved it an awesome place for people who believe that there's something more than just this material world around us.
  • Quiet and peaceful !
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