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The Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Sebastian: Tours & Tickets

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With architecture inspired by the Mayan pyramids of Mexico, the conical shape is believed to give proximity to God. Four stained glass windows run from floor to ceiling forming a cross at the top. Acoustics are "heavenly" here!
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Avenida Republica do Chile 245, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20031-170, Brazil
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We stayed very near by and from our 12th.floor view we looked over the Cathedral. Not an incredible sight from there, but luckily, we went inside. It is very definitely worth the visit. Like no other Cathedral we have ever visited. Stain glass amazing ! It is also near other
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Unique and beautiful, like a stained glass pyramid. Inside view looking up is hauntingly like a science fiction space craft. Definitely worth a photo stop.
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Part of our tour in Rio was visiting this Cathedral. The round shape of the cathedral and how they constructed the light and stained glass was quite amazing.
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Built between 1964 and 1979 and designed ina Mayan Pyramid style the cathedral features tall stained glass windows that stretch almost the full 75 Meter height of the dome.It is set among glass high rise of modern Rio and is somewhat of a contrast.
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It was a bit dark inside but was nice to walk around this modern-designed "main cathedral" of the city in the shape of a big cone (but without a pointed top) or a big beehive for its small windows all around all the way to the top (which I would consider as my second beehive
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