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Catedral Metropolitana

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Edgar de Oliveira da Fonseca
location Rio de Janeiro
function church, religion
contributed by NGHM

The black and massive Cathedral of Rio de Janeiro (Portuguese: Catedral Metropolitana do Rio de Janeiro or Catedral de São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro), is the seat of the archbishop of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The current church was built between 1964 and 1979 and replaced a series of old churches that had served as cathedrals since 1676. It is located in the centre of the city. Conical in form and with a 96 metres (315 ft) internal diameter and an overall height of 75 metres (246 ft), it has a standing-room capacity of 20,000 people. The cathedral's four rectilinear stained glass windows soar 64 metres (210 ft) from floor to ceiling. Underneath the central church space lies the catacombs, where another smaller chapel is located, surrounded by several corridors, encircling the centre. All walls of these corridors are used for burial places.

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Catedral Metropolitana
Avenida Republica de Chile 245
Project is public!
Opening hours The Catedral Metropolitana is open to the public everyday from 7 am. – 19 pm. Mass can be attended 11 am. from Mondays to Fridays and from 10 am. on Saturdays and Sundays. Telefone: (21) 2240-2669 or (21) 2240-2869
How to get there? 1) Take Metro to Carioca station and follow Avenida Republica de Chile left until you see the big cone structure. The building of Petrobras is next to the Catedral Metropolitana de Sao Sebastiao. 2) take the nice Bonde tram from Santa Teresa area, and stop directly next to the church in centro. 3) Take a taxi.
Completion 1979
ArchitectEdgar de Oliveira da Fonseca
Project ID 6081
Latitude/Longitude 22°54'39S 43°10'50W
Contributed by NGHM
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