Located in the financial heart of the city of Rio de Janeiro, the cathedral is part of the cultural map.
The architectural design, which draws attention due to its shape, is the architect Edgar de Oliveira da Fonseca. The cathedral, cone-shaped (pyramid), is 106 meters in diameter at the base and 96 feet high. The main door is decorated with 48 bronze bas-reliefs on the theme of Faith.
Inside, the stained glass in vivid colors, extend over the walls in the four cardinal points, allowing the sunlight is projected in different colors, depending on time of day, creating a mystical atmosphere.
The drawings of each strip of glass are differentiated by color.
The interior was designed by Father Paulo Lachen Maier, who also redesigned the new sacristy and the font.
The sculptures adorning the interior of the cathedral are Humberto Cozzi.
Behind the sacristy, the Blessed Sacrament Chapel has two candelabra Nicola Zanotto.
In the basement there is the Museum of Sacred Art, with emphasis on the font used to baptize the princes of the royal family, the statue of Our Lady of the Rosary, the throne of Dom Pedro II and the Golden Rose granted the Princess Elizabeth celebrated by Pope Leo XIII signing of the Act of Abolition of Slavery in Brazil.
Masses: Monday-Friday, 11am and Sunday 10am.
Address: Avenida República do Chile, 245 - Centro
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Map of Metropolitan CathedralAddress: Catedral Metropolitana Rua Carlos Sampaio, 251 - Centro, Rio de Janeiro
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Distance: 9.48km from the Metropolitan Cathedral
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