Rio de Janeiro Cathedral

The Cathedral of Rio de Janeiro (Portuguese: Catedral Metropolitana do Rio de Janeiro or Catedral de São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro), is the seat of the archbishop of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It is dedicated to Saint Sebastian, the patron saint of Rio de Janeiro. The current church was built between 1964 and 1979 and replaced a series of old churches that had served as cathedrals since 1676. It is located in the centre of the city. Conical in form and with a 96 metres (315 ft) internal diameter and an overall height of 75 metres (246 ft), it has a standing-room capacity of 20,000 people.

The cathedral's four rectilinear stained glass windows soar 64 metres (210 ft) from floor to ceiling.

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Old Cathedral of Rio de Janeiro

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Jetset Extra
21 April 2015
For such a traditional, Catholic country, Rio’s main cathedral is uniquely unique and modern. The cathedral, located downtown, resembles a giant Maya pyramid with a stained-glass cross in the ceiling.
Michael Friedrich
24 August 2019
Huge from the outside, the inner architecture with the colored windows is magnificent. Our tour guide also explained the history in detail, and we learned a lot :)
Starwood Preferred Guest® (SPG)
Most visitors make the mistake of skipping the modern cathedral in favor of the older one. Step inside to see magnificent stained glass that soars nearly 20 stories. It will take your breath away.
Guia Quatro Rodas
15 January 2014
Visite o Museu de Arte Sacra localizado no subsolo do templo. Lá você encontra a Rosa de Ouro doada pelo papa Leão XIII à princesa Isabel.
Max Silencias
20 January 2017
Impresionante la estructura ! Podes llegar muy fácil tomando el metro o con algún tour !
Vick Maia
14 July 2018
Por fora ela já é linda, por dentro então.. vale a pena! Tem um senhor (conhecido como Morgan Freeman brasileiro rs) que vende lembrancinhas da cidade SUPER barato.
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