Catedral Metropolitana de São Sebastião, Rio de Janeiro

Catedral Metropolitana de São Sebastião, Rio de Janeiro

The Catedral Metropolitana is one of the most visited sights in Rio. Inaugurated in 1976, this massive cone-shaped structure resembles a futuristic Mayan pyramid. Inside you will be amazed by the vast interior space, designed as a virtual cavern with no support columns and boasting a granite altar. You can also visit a sacred arts museum located underground. Complete with four huge stained glass windows, the cathedral is truly an architectural wonder right in the financial center of the city.

Why You Should Visit:
Majestic on the inside, free of charge, and with very minimal crowds. The massive coloured glass windows are as tall as the church itself and are beautiful beyond belief.

Tip:
Try to go during the middle of the day since the church relies on natural illumination and going earlier / later can leave it dark inside.
As the location is so close to Cinelândia and all of its attractions, you can do both on the same day.

Opening Hours:
Daily: 8am-5pm

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Catedral Metropolitana de São Sebastião on Map

Sight Name: Catedral Metropolitana de São Sebastião
Sight Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (See walking tours in Rio de Janeiro)
Sight Type: Religious
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