Metropolitan Cathedral

Guided tour in Rio de Janeiro

Most people in Brazil are Catholics, and Brazil is the country with the largest number of Catholics in the world. Catholics are also the majority in Rio de Janeiro and Saint Sebastian Metropolitan Cathedral of Rio de Janeiro is the main church in the city.

The Cathedral of Rio de Janeiro was built between 1968 and 1976, and is dedicated to Saint Sebastian, the patron saint of Rio de Janeiro.

What is fascinating about the Cathedral of Rio de Janeiro is the fact that it doesn’t look like a typical church at all.

The interior of the cathedral offers much more than the exterior. There is a Greek cross that dominates the ceiling and offers a skylight for the interior.

CATEDRAL METROPOLITANA TOUR

6 TO 8 HOURS

Discover Rio de Janeiro Metropolitan Cathedral , a modernist masterpiece: a massive church built like an angular, technicolor pyramid left by Mayans from the future.
The four large glass painted windows are another architectural characteristic and the themes in the four windows represents the Church’s Four Marks: Una, Santa, Catholic, and Apostolic. This gives the church a beautiful natural lighting and a mystical atmosphere.
In the basement, the Sacred Art Museum, to be visited, has a collection of sculptures, murals, artwork, and fonts used to baptize the princes of the Portuguese royal family.
The Convent and church of Santo Antonio do Rio de Janeiro is overlooking Largo da Carioca, on the hill of St. Anthony. The church's statue of Santo Antônio is an object of great devotion to many cariocas in search of a husband or wife.
The convent way, along with the nearby Church of the Third Order of St. Francis of Penance, one of the oldest and most important remaining colonial assemblies in Rio de Janeiro.
We will visit also Old Cathedral of Rio de Janeiro dedicated to Our Lady of Mount Carmel is an old Carmelite church which served as cathedral (Sé) of Rio de Janeiro from around 1808 until 1976. During the 19th century, it was also used successively as Royal and Imperial Chapel by the Portuguese Royal Family and the Brazilian ...
Church of Our Lady of the Rosary and St. Benedict, in the center of Rio de Janeiro, keeps part of the history of abolition in Brazil and its protagonists. There, more than 100 years ago, José do Patrocínio is responsible for the collection of the Black Museum, which is on the second floor of the church and holds the collection of the time.
We can also stop at Colombo Coffee shop on our way,

NOT INCLUDED: entrance fees to attraction and meals, if any, those will be extra.
INCLUDE: Transportation with accredit tour guide and round trip to your accommodation in Copacabana, Ipanema, Leblon, Botafogo or Flamengo área.
In this tour you’ll have a complimentary coffee or a natural fruit juice or a Açai refreshment.

NOTE: we'll add much more on your private tour if time permits, let me enchant your day!

Requires some light walking.

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With Brazilian and Italian citizenship, but born in the city of Vitoria, Espírito Santo, Brazil, I've being a Flight Attendant for over 20 years having the chance to exchange cultures and learn more about people from different countries; I also lived 3 years in Italy, 2 yearshttp://tourguideneyla.com.br/site/christ-the-redeemer/ in the United Arab Emirates, 6 months in Argentina and 4 years in the United States.

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With Brazilian and Italian citizenship, but born in the city of Vitoria, Espírito Santo, Brazil, I've being a Flight Attendant for over 20 years having the chance to exchange cultures and learn more about people from different countries; I also lived 3 years in Italy, 2 years in the United Arab Emirates, 6 months in Argentina and 4 years in the United States.

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