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The Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Sebastian

Avenida Republica do Chile 245, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20031-170, Brazil
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Avenida Republica do Chile 245, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20031-170, Brazil
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This cathedral has a very unique architecture. The staining glasses windows are beautiful from inside. Do go into the cathedral to take a look. But it will only take you about 15 - 20 minutes to look around and take photos as a visitor.

Thank Geminican
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Definitely worth visiting and short meditation inside. The architecture is unique enough to surprise even the most travelled visitors. No entry fee, but there are some access limitations due to active Mass services on Sundays

Thank Palek
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice old cathedral that is typically dark but has interesting architecture. This was part of our city tour and was a good visit.

Thank Rick_Sue1969
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Loved this Cathedral, it really is like no other we've been to. Incredibly austere yet beautiful in a severe sort of way. Even the exterior is so different, a huge almost pyramidical structure. So modern. The crucifix inside is magnificent. So arresting and striking. The...More

Thank Bozeman-Dublin
Reviewed 15 April 2017

This building is unusual and appears to be quite plain if unusual outside. Inside it is a revelation and the light filters in from one side as the sun moves round. Capable of seating many it merits a visit even if you don't like churches.

Thank LynneE68
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Place this on your list of things to do in Rio. The architecture inside and out is astonishing. You can see the altar from anywhere in the cathedral. The ceiling is entirely supported by the four walls that rise up like a pyramid. Somewhere around...More

Thank Cognocity
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Wierd pyramid looking building. Nice stained glass. Best part was the reflection in the building across the street. I liked the old cathedral better

Thank Linda F
Reviewed 27 March 2017

impressed with this modern art 1975 design of this unique cone-shaped structure with a capacity of 20,000 people standing or as usually configured 5,000 seated. A Mass was ongoing, with the bishop officiating, although none was on the schedule for that afternoon.

Thank Tommy599
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

Pyramidal grey building from the exterior that does not refer to the beautiful interior which also inspires greatness and holiness it is a must see

Thank Mostafa A
Reviewed 22 March 2017

If you have a few extra minutes, this unusual and rather enormous cathedral is worth a look. Admission is free

Thank Julie A
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Sandra J
Nesta catedral tem velario?
2 April 2017|
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Response from Jacirlene S | Reviewed this property |
Me desculpa visitei a igreja para apreciar somente a arte , porque a igreja e uma verdadeira obra de arte.
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Diego F
Hola, ¿Hay alguna restricción para ingresar respecto de la vestimenta? Muchas gracias.
26 August 2016|
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Response from Monica C | Reviewed this property |
no, no hay ninguna restricción con respecto a la vestimenta.
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