Dom Bosco Sanctuary
The Don Bosco is a work of light. Its walls are formed by 80 columns over 15 m, which unite in the high Gothic arches. The structures are 2,200 square feet of stained glass. Most combines 12 shades of blue dotted with white. Inside, the feeling is of being under a starry sky. The architect Claudio Naves complemented the composition with columns rose-colored corners.
Even when the sun goes down and can no longer azure inside the sanctuary, the lighting remains the biggest attraction. In the middle of the ceiling hangs a huge chandelier designed by architect Alvimar Moreira. The numbers surprised: there are 7,400 small pieces of Murano glass, totaling 3,000 pounds, 3.5 meters high and 5 meters in diameter.
Much light helps to highlight details such as the altar, a massive block of pink marble that weighs 10 tons. Behind him, Christ is crucified on a cross of eight meters, carved from a single red cedar log by Gotfredo Tralles, artist of the city of Santa Catarina Treze.
Around the Don Bosco Shrine, also stand out the works of Gianfrancesco Cerri - it is a framework in brass font, acrylic on canvas in the tabernacle and the reliefs in copper at 12 gates of the temple. Carved in marble, they have the dream of St. John Bosco Belchior. On August 30, 1883, the Italian Don Bosco dreamed of a trip through South America Right between the parallels 15 ° and 20 ° latitude south, he saw a fairly extensive cove that began from the point where it formed a lake. He heard then a voice: "When you dig those mines hidden in the midst of these hills, you will here the promised land ¿. this place was built Brasilia.
Location: Santuário Dom Bosco, W3 Sul 702, Brasília - DF
Masses: Monday through Saturday, at 7am and 18h, Sundays at 8am, 11am, 18h and 19h30
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Map of Dom Bosco SanctuaryAddress: Santuário Dom Bosco, Brasília - DF
Activities near to Dom Bosco Sanctuary
|Imagem e do Som Museum (museum) - Conceived by the historian Ricardo Cravo Albin, the museum promotes audio and video testimonials for the posterity of personalities.
3361-1454 / 3361-5916
Instituto Histórico e Geográfico do Distrito Federal
SEPS - 703/903 - lotes C/D/E/ - Via W 4 Sul
Aberto de segunda a sexta, das 8:00 am to 12:00; 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm|
Address: Instituto Histórico e Geográfico do DF Brasília, DF
Distance: 0.41km from the Dom Bosco Sanctuary
|Postal e Telegráfico Museum (museum) - Inaugurated on January 15, 1980, the Postal and Telegraphic Museum of ECT actively participated in the Cultural and Tourism Road Map of Brasilia for twenty years until its deactivation in 2001.
Today undergoing redevelopment, the project presents a new design museographic with the use of technology and is considered the carrochefe the revitalization of the South Commercial Sector, the Pilot Plan of Brasilia. Its headquarters ha...|
Address: Scs - Brasília DF
Distance: 0.94km from the Dom Bosco Sanctuary
|Helicopter panoramic flight over Monumental Axle (activity) - Flying over the Monumental Axle at a height of 140 meters, during around 10 minutes. Helicopters can take three passengers. The ride is available every day, from 9 am to 7 pm. For ticket price and other information: +55 (61) 323-8777. Helicopters leaven from beside the TV Tower, in the Monumental Axle.|
Address: Fonte Luminosa da Torre de TV, Brasília, Distrito Federal, Brazil
Distance: 1.21km from the Dom Bosco Sanctuary
Restaurants near to Dom Bosco Sanctuary
|SFBR - Sociedade Futeboleira do Brasil is a Pub restaurant that is roughly 0.00km from Dom Bosco Sanctuary and can be found at Cls 303 Bloco A, s/n|
|Zucca is a Coffee House restaurant that is roughly 0.00km from Dom Bosco Sanctuary and can be found at SRTVS Quadra 701 Conjunto D, s/n|
|Chocolat Glacê is a International restaurant that is roughly 0.00km from Dom Bosco Sanctuary and can be found at SRTVS Quadra 701 Conjunto D, s/n|
|Grand Cru is a Wine restaurant that is roughly 0.00km from Dom Bosco Sanctuary and can be found at SRTVS 701 Bloco A, s/n|
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