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The São Sebastião metropolitan cathedral Brazil
Amy Adejokun
Amy Adejokun Section editor

Discover The São Sebastião metropolitan cathedral

This religious building, located in the district of Lapa in Rio, leaves no visitor indifferent. Some appreciate its appearance of a modern pyramid; others are rebuffed by its bare concrete exterior and interior in abstract stained glass. The cathedral was completed in 1976. It is 80 meters high, and the colours of its stained glass - green, red, blue and yellow - symbolise respectively the unique, sacred, Catholic and Apostolic Church.

The São Sebastião metropolitan cathedral

The São Sebastião metropolitan cathedral , Something of a modern pyramid , Brazil
Something of a modern pyramid

This religious building, located in Rio's Lapa neighbourhood, is sure to make an impression on even the most indifferent of visitors.

© Guenter Fischer / age fotostock
The São Sebastião metropolitan cathedral , The bare concrete exterior , Brazil
The bare concrete exterior

Some appreciate its modern pyramid-like appearance, others are put off by its bare concrete exterior and its interior with abstract stained glass windows.

© Ekaterina Belova / 123RF
The São Sebastião metropolitan cathedral , Brazil
The São Sebastião metropolitan cathedral © Guenter Fischer
The São Sebastião metropolitan cathedral , Brazil
The São Sebastião metropolitan cathedral © Mikhail Mandrygin / 123RF
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