Rio De Janeiro CathedralCurrently Open [Closes at 06:00 pm]
- Address: Av. Republica do Chile - Centro, Rio de Janeiro, 20031-170, Brazil
- Timings: 07:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: +55-2122402669
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 00:30 Mins
- Tags: Religious Site, Historical Site, Cathedral
The Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Sebastian is best known for being the seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Sao Sebastiao do Rio de Janeiro. Built between 1964 and 1979, the church is extremely well known for its unusual construction.
The designers utilized extremely modernistic influences when constructing the cathedral. Shaped in a conical manner, there are rectangular stained glass walls that extend from the top to the bottom. The eclectic design attracts tourists from far and wide. Whether you are an art lover or culture seeker this place is certainly one of the must see locations in the city.
- The main hall of the church has a capacity of accommodating around twenty thousand people standing up.
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22.59% of people who visit Rio De Janeiro include Rio De Janeiro Cathedral in their plan
08 AM - 09 AM
68.97% of people start their Rio De Janeiro Cathedral visit around 08 AM - 09 AM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Rio De Janeiro Cathedral
70% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Rio De Janeiro Cathedral
Don't let you fooled by the way it looks on the outside. The dark spots are only caused by the type of material the building is made of. The architecture is based of Mexican Mayan Chichen Itza; however, instead of a pyramid shape, the church is a closer to a cone. Stepping inside and you will be blown away by its four tall stained glasses and how natural light penetrates through the windows. This is definitely worth a visit.
Really unusual and interesting building. Can really understand the intention of the designers and their new take on cathedral design. The area around it is pretty rough but it's worth braving through it to see this.
Built in the 70by an architect called Edgar Fonseca this building has a brutalist, rationalists and modernist design. It stands at 76m tall, it has an internal diameter of 96m and external of 104m. The inspiration for making it was the mexican pyramids.
Verrrry impressive architecture and design for this marvelous wonder. No ventilation, only holes in the walls to allow air. Massive building with even more impressive vibrancy and bronze statue hanging from the ceiling with stain glass. Must see!
Don't judge a book by its cover. Only inside you can appreciate what a beautiful building it is.