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Catedral Metropolitana

Near the Ministry Buildings, Brasilia, Federal District, Brazil
+5521 87157295
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Worth the stop

The cathedral has some interesting architecture. It doesn’t take long to pop in and check it out... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Kate M
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Incredible modern architecture

Ya gotta see it! Really beautiful, modern example of Oscar Niemeyer’s architecture. Beautiful... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Edward D
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Another structure by award-winning architect Oscar Niemeyer, this landmark cathedral features stunning interior glasswork.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“stained glass” (28 reviews)
“oscar niemeyer” (30 reviews)
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Near the Ministry Buildings, Brasilia, Federal District, Brazil
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+5521 87157295
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The cathedral has some interesting architecture. It doesn’t take long to pop in and check it out. It’s worth the stop if you’re in the area.

Thank Kate M
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Ya gotta see it! Really beautiful, modern example of Oscar Niemeyer’s architecture. Beautiful stained glass. The church is only open during the day, so plan ahead.

Thank Edward D
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A beautiful monument to visit... an oasis in the middle of the Cerrado. If sky is blue outside, you will think that the angels were flying over you.

Thank Jules B
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a light, airy, beautiful and utterly unexpected cathedral. There are three angels dangling from the ceiling, lots of light and space. The most un-Catholic looking cathedral ever. Highly, highly recommend. A delight!!

Thank viv_s_2004
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice design and beautiful piece of architecture. One of the interesting places to visit in Capital Brasilia.

Thank Ahmet T
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The structure like most buildings in Brasilia is underground. However, the roof made of glass is the dome that you see over ground. The use of glass means that the church is well lit by natural light and looks sparkling. It has three angels hanging...More

Thank stutibanerjee
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is another masterpiece made by the famous Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer. It's external design keeps the harmony with the rest of the city, by the way very different from the rest of brazilian cities. The glass windows inside are very beautiful and the acoustic...More

Thank Berthaki
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Reviewed May 14, 2018

Masterpiece of Niemeyer the Catedral Metropolitana is one of my favorite places in Brasília. Even living here for more than 10 year, even like that sometimes I stop and keep looking how beautiful it is

Thank claudiomar f
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Reviewed April 17, 2018 via mobile

One of the must do while visiting the Brazils capital. Absolutely amazing architecture, compared with the usual churches/ cathedrals. Also the sound/ acoustics are amazing.

Thank PetrH2
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Reviewed April 15, 2018

Designed by Oscar Niemeyer and finally ready on 1970. It is a very impressive temple not only made by catholic people but for all believers, statue of angels that seems to float, it is no doubt one big piece of art that we should visit...More

Thank RafaTraveller
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anndNcal
February 1, 2018|
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Response from robertpH3508TX | Reviewed this property |
Saturday evening usually 6 pm Sunday morning 8 am Varies from church to church but these are the most frequent times The cathedral is still open to public during mass too
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