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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.



About Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Sebastian

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

 +55 21 2240-2669

Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Sebastian and Nearby Attractions on Map

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Old Cathedral

Old Cathedral(1 km)
The Old Cathedral of Rio de Janeiro is an 18th century church dedicated to Our Lady of Mount Carmel, that served as the cathedral of Rio de Janeiro from 1808 until 1976.

Santa Teresa

Santa Teresa(1.8 km)
Santa Teresa is a hill-side neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro, known for its winding, narrow alleys lined with 19th – 20th century mansions of the wealthy.

Flamengo Park

Flamengo Park(1.2 km)
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Gloria Church

Gloria Church(1.3 km)
Gloria Church, also known as Outeira da Gloria, is a small but interesting church built in 1739 atop Gloria Hill that was visible to arriving sailors sailing into Guanabara Bay.

Glória Inlet

Glória Inlet(1.2 km)
Gloria Inlet is a beautiful spot for a stroll along the bank of Guanabara Bay.

Tiradentes Palace

Tiradentes Palace(1 km)
The magnificent Tiradentes Palace is the seat of the Legislative Assembly of the State of Rio de Janeiro.

National Museum of Fine Arts

National Museum of Fine Arts(0.5 km)
Modeled on the Louvre in Paris, the National Museum of Fine Arts in Rio de Janeiro houses an important collection of Brazilian art.

Tram Museum

Tram Museum(1.1 km)
The small Tram Museum has photos of and artifacts from the glory days when trams were all over Rio, including some models of old tramcars and lots of electrical equipment.

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