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"After early morning hotel pickup you'll enjoy a tour of Christ the Redeemer without many of the crowds. On the way you will enjoy views of Copacabana beach Botafogo beach and Palácio Guanabara. Before heading up you'll reach Tijuca Forest stopping at Paineiras to board the vehicles up to Corcovado. The visit to the monument lasts approximately 45 minutes. In case of poor visibility on the summit of the Corcovado you will make an alternative stop at Mirante Dona Marta (362m)
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Catedral de Sao Sebastiao

This cone-shaped cathedral was inaugurated in 1976 after 12 years of construction. The exterior of the cathedral which looks like a pile of concrete, can be off-putting. But don't judge until you've stepped inside. Vivid 60 meters high stained-glass windows transform the light and make the interior picturesque sight. When you enter look to your left and you will see the statue of the Black Mary.

The cathedral is 80 meters high and has a diameter of 106 meters and can accommodate up to 20,000 worshippers.

Located near Praca XV de Novembro, it is dedicated to Rio's patron saint, and the visitor can find a silver altar as well as a wonderful representation of Nossa Senhora do Carmo by Antonio Parreiras.

According to legend, the remains of Pedro Alvares Cabral, the first European to find Brazil, are buried in the crypt of this church.

The Museu de Arte Sacra (Museum of Sacred Art) in the basement contains a number of historical items, including the baptismal font used at the christening of royal princes and the throne of Dom Pedro II.

Open:
07.00 - 19.00 h

Service:
Monday to Friday at 11.00 h.
On Saturdays and Sundays at 10.00 h.

Price:
Free of charge

Duration:
It took me about 20 min.

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hekate
Oct 19, 2004

Catedral de Sao Sebastiao do Rio de Janeiro

Very pretty church with huge stained glass windows.

The biggest temple in Rio, modern design, with gigantic stained glass décor & surrounded by barbed wire. Built from 1964 to 1979 the cathedral is 80 meters high and has a diameter of 106 meters. It is big enough for 20,000 people standing.

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Apr 04, 2003
 
 
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