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Address: Near the Ministry Buildings, Brasilia, Federal District, Brazil
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+5521 87157295
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Sun 08:00 - 18:00
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Tue - Fri 08:00 - 18:00
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Another structure by award-winning architect Oscar Niemeyer, this landmark...

Another structure by award-winning architect Oscar Niemeyer, this landmark cathedral features stunning interior glasswork.

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One of the must-see monuments in Brasilia

The Cathedral, along with the Foreign Affairs Ministry's building, is a mandatory place to visit while in Brasília. It is overwhelming. See the sky through the stained glass of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Régis d
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Brasilia, DF
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Cathedral, along with the Foreign Affairs Ministry's building, is a mandatory place to visit while in Brasília. It is overwhelming. See the sky through the stained glass of the roof gives you a mystical experience. The building itself, with its curved collumns, seen from below, appears to reach out for Heaven.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here for Sunday Mass, beautiful place with the architecture standing out. Watch out for the sellers outside he entrance, But just ignore them. Inside the cathedral there are lots of sculptures to see. Defineatly worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the great places we saw on our two days in Brasilia. The architecture in the city is wonderful.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Although it looks small outside it's really big inside, it's a must see among the beauties of Brasilia, the only bad thing is that tourist entrance is limited, but it's understood

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to many churches across Europe and this is very different because of its beautiful modernity. The art from the angels to the coloured glass of the ceiling. Are beautiful. The church has history as it houses the first cross of the city and there are the traditions that belong to by gone eras attached to this new... More 

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Brasilia, DF
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Brasilia looks like the set of a Jetsons episode, and Oscar Niemeyer was a crazy genius. Having said that be sure that the Metropolitan Cathedral in Brasilia, Brazil can become one of your favorite places in the world. Its shape looks like the Crown of Thorns from the outside. The colourful stained glass is absolutely beautiful and a great experience.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

And angels hovering above you. Very modern church, but very impressive. Parking is easy. Some tourist stuff offered in front of the entrance.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

A quick visit to the beautiful cathedral is all that is needed. There are plenty of souvenirs to be purchased from the vendors outside

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Muito linda por dentro, piso todo em mármore, dá a impressão de que estamos na porta do Céu. Pendendo do alto da Catedral, 3 anjos esculpidos em pedra, em 3 tamanhos diferentes, parecem flutuar. A lenda urbana de que, se falarmos junto a uma parede, quem estiver na outra ponta pode escutar é verdade (viva a Física!). Muito divertido. Very... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Just spectacular...truly a brilliant building complex. Didn't know about the white flat stone looking edifice adjacent to the basilica and realized that the three building elements ( the basilica, the bell tower and this flat white circular building) represent Jesus's crown of thorns ( the basilica), the communion cup/Jesus's blood (the bell tower) and the communion wafer (this flat white... More 

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