Cathedral Metropolitana de Brasília

One sight in Brasília that I especially wanted to see was the Cathedral Metropolitana de Brasília (Metropolitan Cathedral of Brasília).  Unfortunately, the cathedral was under construction and I was only able to photograph the top of the cathedral.  Also, I was only able to visit at night when the cathedral was locked up, and so my photos are all night photos that don’t show all the details of this beautiful structure. The cathedral was designed by Oscar Niemeyer and completed in 1970. It is dedicated to Our Lady of Aparecida, proclaimed by the Roman Catholic Church as the Queen and Patroness of Brazil. In front of the cathedral stand statues of the four Evangelists: Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John (São Mateus, São Marcos, São Lucas, and São João).

Cathedral Metropolitana de Brasília

Cathedral Metropolitana de Brasília

SOURCE: Cathedral Metropolitana de Brasília (Brasília, Federal District, Brazil), photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 30 October 2010.

The Cathedral Bell Tower 

The Cathedral Bell Tower

SOURCE: The Cathedral Bell Tower (Brasília, Federal District, Brazil), photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 30 October 2010.

 São Marcos (Saint Mark)

São Marcos (Saint Mark)

SOURCE: São Marcos (Saint Mark) (Brasília, Federal District, Brazil), photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 30 October 2010.

São Lucas (Saint Luke)

São Lucas (Saint Luke)

SOURCE: São Lucas (Saint Luke) (Brasília, Federal District, Brazil), photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 30 October 2010.

 São João (Saint John)

São João (Saint John)

SOURCE: São João (Saint John) (Brasília, Federal District, Brazil), photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 30 October 2010.

Copyright © 2010 by Stephen J. Danko

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2 Responses to Cathedral Metropolitana de Brasília

  1. I love the shadows created on St. Mark and St. Luke. It makes for a very powerful image.

    • Steve says:

      I’m glad you liked those images, Michelle. I wish I could have visited the Cathedral in the daylight in addition to my night visit.

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