The Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Sebastian is dedicated to the patron saint of Rio de Janeiro, St Sebastian

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Private Tour: Sugar Loaf Maracana Stadium Sambodromo Carnival parade Metropolitan Cathedral and Cinelandia square

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   6 hours

$226

The beginning of our tour is in the morning at 8 am in the lobby of your hotel. We drove straight t...

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Rio de Janeiro Super Saver: Corcovado and Sugar Loaf Mountain plus Plataforma Samba Show

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    13 to 15 hours

$253

Combine a full-day tour of Rio de Janeiro’s top attractions with an evening of samba at the Ginga Tropical Show! Th...

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Half Day Rio de Janeiro Sightseeing Tour

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 4 hours

$54

Enjoy a 4-hour guided sightseeing tour of Rio de Janeiro, including views of Sugar Loaf Mountain and Guanabara Bay,...

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Rio de Janeiro: Corcovado and Maracanã Half-Day Tour

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 4 hour

$66

See the highlights of Rio de Janeiro on a 4-hour sightseeing tour of the Christ the Redeemer Statue on Corcovado Mountai...

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Rio de Janeiro 5–Hour Sunset Experience

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   5 hour

$119

Spend an amazing afternoon and evening in Rio de Janeiro visiting Christ the Redeemer, Metropolitan ...

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Rio de Janeiro: Half-Day Downtown Walking Tour

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 4 hour

$19

Travel through Rio's rich history, visiting historical monuments as you learn about the history of the city. On this 4-h...

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Downtown Rio de Janeiro Walking Tour

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   5 hours

$19

Enjoy a unique walking tour for history and architecture lovers. Discover Rio in an alternative way, using the subw...

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Private Tour: Santa Teresa and Historic Center with Photo Service

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   6 hours

$140

Explore the historic center of Rio de Janeiro and the vibrant neighborhood of Santa Teresa on this private 6-hour t...

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Small-Group Morning City Tour of Rio de Janeiro

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   7 hours

$95

This tour is designed so you can have a feeling of Rio in one day with the beautiful views from the Christ the Rede...

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Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Sebastian, Rio de Janeiro

The Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Sebastian is dedicated to the patron saint of Rio de Janeiro, St Sebastian.

The Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Sebastian is dedicated to the patron saint of Rio de Janeiro, St Sebastian. One of Oscar Niemeyer’s most famous designs, the modern conical structure built between 1964 and 1979 is shaped like a volcano, 75 metres tall with a diameter of 106 metres at the base. The architecture was inspired by the Mayan Pyramids of Mexico. Of note are the four rectilinear 64 metre tall stained-glass windows that extend from the floor to ceiling. The spacious interiors can accommodate upto 20,000 people at a time.


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About Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Sebastian

 Avenida República do Chile - Centro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

 +55 21 2240-2669

 www.catedral.com.br

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