Rio de Janeiro Cathedral

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General Information

Rio de Janeiro Cathedral (Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Sebastian) is a Roman Catholic cathedral situated in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It is the seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro. The cathedral was completed in 1979 to a Modernist design created by architect Edgar de Oliveira da Fonseca. Its architectural style is interesting and maybe not something that you’d expect from a cathedral due to it being built in a cone shape. Its four stained glass windows that soar 64 metres from the floor to the ceiling are highly impressive. The cathedral is one of the main places of worship in Rio.

Getting there

The cathedral is situated in the centre of the city, it is a 10-15 minute walk away from the central train station of the city. The 110E, 521T, 524T, 723B, 723P, 723T and 723S buses all stop close by.

Opening Times and Admission

The cathedral welcomes visitors daily, 7am-5pm.

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