Discover The São Sebastião metropolitan cathedral Brazil

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 Metropolitan Cathedral of Sao Sebastiao , Brazil
    The Metropolitan Cathedral of Sao Sebastiao

    Situated in Rio de Janeiro, in the trendy Lapa area, the cathedral is a popular tourist attraction

    © Mikhail Mandrygin / 123RF
  • 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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