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Metropolitan Cathedral of Brasília
Esplanada dos Ministérios - lote 12, Brasília 70050 000 Route Planner
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8am-5pm - closed to visitors during offices (12.15pm in sem., 5pm Sat 8.30am, 10.30am and 6pm Sun)

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The Catedral Metropolitana, architect Oscar Niemeyer's masterpiece, is a monument that soars towards the sky in a design that perfectly sublimates the Christian faith. The 16 curved columns, facing outwards, hardly seem to touch the ground. Inside, the stained-glass windows at the top of the building reflect the sky's every possible shade of blue in an interplay of shadows and marks on the white-marble floors, providing a fabulous azure backdrop for Ceschiatti's "flying" angels. A truly luminous space!

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