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Rio de Janeiro Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana de Sao Sebastiao)
Tall and cone-shaped, the modernist Rio de Janeiro Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana de Sao Sebastiao) doesn’t look like a typical church. The unusual design was constructed between 1964 and 1979 by architect Edgar Fonseca. One of Rio’s most important religious structures, it is dedicated to St. Sebastian, the city’s patron saint.
 
The Basics

Though the cathedral is striking from the outside, the hollow interior, which stands at 315 feet (96 meters), is the most impressive part of the building. Massive bronze doors give way to the circular nave that’s nearly 350 feet (106 meters) in diameter and fit to accommodate 20,000 churchgoers. Four floor-to-ceiling stained-glass windows surround the structure, and a skylight in the shape of a cross at the top allows natural light to flood the space.
 
Visit the cathedral independently or join a guided tour of city landmarks. Architecture-focused tours, in particular, visit to the cathedral, as well as other important sites such as Sao Bento Monastery and the nearby Carioca Aqueduct.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • This unique cathedral is a must-see for those interested in contemporary architecture.
  • Rio de Janeiro Cathedral is free to enter.
  • The cathedral is noted for its excellent acoustics.
  • There is a small museum of religious art in the basement.
 
How to Get There

Rio de Janeiro Cathedral is located downtown, in the Centro district. The nearest subway stations are Cinelandia, a 5-minute walk away, and Carioca, a 10-minute walk. Both stations are served by Lines 1 and 2.
 
When to Get There
Rio de Janeiro Cathedral is open every day from 7am to 5pm. One of the best times to visit is during Sunday Mass, which begins at 10am. This tends to attract large crowds, however, so try to arrive early to get a good seat.
 
Maya-Inspired Architecture

From the outside, the cathedral resembles a steep-sided, stepped pyramid; the design is said to have been inspired by the Maya pyramids in Mexico. The tilting walls, however—each covered in small, square windows—give it the look of a honeycomb. The conical shape is also believed to provide better proximity to God.
Address: Av. Chile, 245 - Centro, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 20031-170, Brazil
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Rio de Janeiro Day Trip - All Inclusive - By Ok Rio Tour

Rio de Janeiro Day Trip - All Inclusive - By Ok Rio Tour

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The most classic ride of all! With outings every day, rain or shine, and last approximately 8 hours, you will be able to know the most iconic attractions of Rio de Janeiro: Cristo Redentor, Sugar Loaf, Selarón Staircase, Metropolitan Cathedral, Maracanã (panoramic), Sambódromo and much more between one point and another. Included: transportation, guide, tickets of the Sugar Loaf and the Christ and lunch with barbecue.
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Christ the Redeemer + City Tour

Christ the Redeemer + City Tour

With one of the most breathtaking landscapes on the planet, the city of Rio de Janeiro is totally worthy of the title of "Wonderful City". With a unique geography, the city is surrounded by natural beauty, which enchants everyone who knows it. The city manages to integrate in perfect harmony its Tijuca forest with its beautiful beaches and lagoons. Its welcoming and life-friendly people provide an even more pleasant experience and make Rio de Janeiro one of the most sought after destinations in the world. The tour includes a visit to the following tourist spots in the city: Tijuca Forest (Christ the Redeemer Trail) Christ the Redeemer Maracanã (External Visit) Sambadrome Metropolitan Cathedral Selarón Staircase Tickets Included: Cristo Redentor Approximate duration: 4 Hours Boarding Time: 7:45 am to 9:30 am Boarding place: South and Central Zone Hotels (consult) Type of transport: Van Frequency: Daily
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City Tour - Rio de Janeiro

City Tour - Rio de Janeiro

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City Tour in the beautiful city of Rio de Janeiro, visiting the main sights of the city. Vehicle with capacity for up to 6 passengers. Wifi and water on board. Driver certified by the supervisory bodies of the city of Rio de Janeiro.
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Private Rio de Janeiro City Tour

Private Rio de Janeiro City Tour

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Immerse yourself in the history, culture and beauty of Rio on this 8-hour private tour with a dedicated guide. Travel in a private vehicle to some of the city's most important landmarks, including Sugar Loaf Mountain and the Christ the Redeemer Statue standing atop Corcovado Mountain. Travel through downtown Rio's historical center and into the charming neighborhood of Santa Teresa. Visit the famous Selarón Steps (Escadaria Selarón), created by South American artist Jorge Selarón over the course of 20 years. Enjoy flexibility and personal attention on a private tour, which includes round-trip transportation from your accommodation in Rio and all entrance fees.
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Full-Day Rio de Janeiro City Tour with Lunch, Corcovado & Sugarloaf

Full-Day Rio de Janeiro City Tour with Lunch, Corcovado & Sugarloaf

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Combine visits to Rio de Janeiro's top landmarks and highlights on a single full-day tour. Stops include the Sambadromo, the Christ the Redeemer Statue, the Tijuca Rainforest, and others. Buffet lunch and round-trip hotel or port transportation included.
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A Day in the Wonders of Rio - All Inclusive - Rio de Janeiro by Pepe Rio Tours

A Day in the Wonders of Rio - All Inclusive - Rio de Janeiro by Pepe Rio Tours

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This is one of our best-selling and sought-after tours. On this Tour you will know the Main Tourist Points of this Marvelous City! Enjoy a full day tour in Rio de Janeiro visiting all the must-see attractions in a single day: Cristo Redentor statue at the top of Corcovado, Sugar Loaf, Selarón Staircase, Maracanã stadium, Sambódromo and Metropolitan Cathedral. The tour includes lunch with Free Buffet.
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Rio's Essential Sights: Half-Day Private Tour – Optional Airport & Port Pick-ups

Rio's Essential Sights: Half-Day Private Tour – Optional Airport & Port Pick-ups

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Take a guided tour around Rio de Janeiro and get to discover the beauties of this marvelous city. Have an overview of its most significant sights in the company of an expert tour guide who will escort you in your tour expedition, providing an interpreting service along the way. Visit Rio's most important touristic sights like the Christ the Redeemer statue combining with a short sightseeing through historical downtown area, beaches of Ipanema, Copacabana and many other attractions at your convenience. The itinerary can be totally customizable according to your personal preferences to create the best Rio’s experience. This tour is good for those who don't have much time available, but want to have a short summary of town.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
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Rio de Janeiro in One Day City Tour Including Lunch

Rio de Janeiro in One Day City Tour Including Lunch

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Get a comprehensive introduction to Rio de Janeiro’s iconic attractions on this full-day city tour with an informative guide. Start your packed itinerary atop Corcovado mountain, site of the Christ the Redeemer statue (Cristo Redentor). Discover World Cup history at Maracana Stadium and imagine Carnival at the Sambodromo. After a ride on the cable car to Sugar Loaf Mountain for aerial views, visit the Metropolitan Cathedral and renowned beaches of Rio. Lunch at a 'churrascaria' (Brazilian steakhouse) is included.
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Layover Rio de Janeiro City Tour From GIG International Airport - Galeao

Layover Rio de Janeiro City Tour From GIG International Airport - Galeao

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During your layover at Rio de Janeiro’s Galeão International Airport, don’t wait around between flights. Instead, book a private guide to whisk you away on a city sightseeing tour. A private car picks you up at the airport during your short stay so there’s no need to wait in line for a taxi. This high-value tour lets you create a customized itinerary of Rio landmarks to suit personal interests.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
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Private Full-Day Tour: Rio de Janeiro's Main Landmarks

Private Full-Day Tour: Rio de Janeiro's Main Landmarks

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Get a comprehensive overview of Rio de Janeiro during this 8-hour private tour. With a dedicated local guide, hit all the important sites in town, like Corcovado Mountain and Christ the Redeemer Statue, Sugar Loaf Mountain, the famous beaches and the historic downtown area. Customize your itinerary to reflect your interests and enjoy informative commentary and personal attention from your guide along the way. Travel in a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle that fits up to 4 passengers. Round-trip transportation from your Rio hotel is included.
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City Tour of Art, Architecture and Culture in Downtown Rio de Janeiro

City Tour of Art, Architecture and Culture in Downtown Rio de Janeiro

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This short but sight-filled tour of downtown Rio de Janeiro is for travelers who want to see major cultural attractions in the city in one tour. In just a few hours see the baroque Cathedral of Saint Sebastian, visit the Modern Art Museum, climb the tiled Selaron staircase, see the Sambadrome where Rio's Carnival celebrations take place, visit the Maracanã soccer stadium, and experience much, much more.
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RIo de Janeiro - Architecture Tour : From the Empire to Modernism & Brutalism

RIo de Janeiro - Architecture Tour : From the Empire to Modernism & Brutalism

The tour through the city center is dedicated to the city’s history since it’s founding.
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6-hour Classic Rio de Janeiro

6-hour Classic Rio de Janeiro "Private City Tour" – Optional For Airport Pick-up

Take a guided tour around Rio de Janeiro and get to discover the beauties of this marvelous city. Have an overview of its most significant sights in the company of an expert tour guide who will escort you in your tour expedition, providing an interpreting service along the way. Visit Rio's most important touristic sights like Sugar Loaf and Corcovado Mountains along with the Christ the Redeemer statue, combining with a short sightseeing through historical downtown area, beaches of Ipanema, Copacabana and many other attractions at your convenience. This tour is designed to be totally flexible featuring a broad range of possible sights to see, activities to do or topics to explore in Rio de Janeiro based on your interests and available time. The itinerary can be totally customizable according to your personal preferences to create the best Rio’s experience.
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Rio de Janeiro Main Landmarks Tour Including Christ the Redeemer and Selaron Steps

Rio de Janeiro Main Landmarks Tour Including Christ the Redeemer and Selaron Steps

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See Rio's most important sights, including Christ the Redeemer atop Corcovado Mountain, during this comprehensive 5-hour guided tour. Visit Sao Conrado beach, a popular landing spot for hang gliders taking off from Pedra Bonita, to watch the gravity-defying adventurers soar high above the beach. Travel through Tijuca National Park's rainforest to the Christ the Redeemer statue, enjoying spectacular views over the city. Descend into the Santa Teresa neighborhood to visit the Escadaria Selaron and have lunch (own expense). Choose to return to your hotel or be dropped off at Sugar Loaf Mountain to view the sunset.
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  • 7 hours
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Private customized Tour of Rio de Janeiro

Private customized Tour of Rio de Janeiro

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Enjoy Rio de Janeiro with the expertise of a local Tour guide. This tour optimizes your precious time and money. Flexibility is the best word to describe this tour, you can customize the itinerary. You will visit the places you want, on the way that you wish, making your tours dynamic, comfortable and with your identity. You can also choose the pick-up place and time. We recommend starting early to avoid crowds. Forget the limitations of a group tour and the time wasted in lines and places that you are not interested in. It is a very comprehensive tour where you can see the most famous attractions and the places off the beaten path.
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  • 8 hours
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Rio de Janeiro Super Saver: Corcovado and Sugar Loaf Mountain plus Ginga Tropical Show

Rio de Janeiro Super Saver: Corcovado and Sugar Loaf Mountain plus Ginga Tropical Show

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Spend an epic day and night exploring all of Rio's attractions during this full-day tour. During the day, follow your guide to attractions like the Cristo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer) statue on top of Corcovado Mountain, reached via a cog train ride through the Tijuca Rainforest. Take the cable car to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain for spectacular views of Guanabara Bay and enjoy a downtown tour including Cinelandia Square and the Metropolitan Cathedral. In the evening, attend the Ginga Tropical show, a vibrant dance performance that celebrates the country's cultural roots. Lunch and round-trip port or hotel transportation are included.
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Rio de Janeiro Best Highlights tour! Christ the Redeemer and Sugar Loaf Mountain

Rio de Janeiro Best Highlights tour! Christ the Redeemer and Sugar Loaf Mountain

Enjoy this tour in Rio de Janeiro and visit the iconic Christ the Redeemer and Sugar Loaf  the  most people’s list while visiting Rio de Janeiro. The symbolics status attracts thousands of eager tourists each year, keen to see the spell-binding views that stretch out over the city.
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Rio's Full Day: Christ, Sugarloaf, Maracana, Selarón & Cathedral (Shared Group)

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Rio's Full Day: Christ, Sugarloaf, Maracana, Selarón & Cathedral (Shared Group)

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Make the most of your time in Rio de Janeiro in an 8-hour city tour to discover its most iconic attractions enjoying the company of a bilingual local guide & a small group of max 14 people. Have a lively day filled with popular attractions like Copacabana and Ipanema beaches, Maracanã Stadium (outside), Selarón staircase, historical downtown, Sugar Loaf and Corcovado mountains along with the Christ the Redeemer statue and other sights. Discover the bohemian Santa Teresa neighborhood, home to a collection of local boutiques and galleries.  Enjoy fast-track entry with the tickets included and break for lunch at a very nice “all-you-can-eat buffet” steakhouse restaurant. (Lunch is NOT included) The tour follows a set itinerary attracting people from all ages, backgrounds and nationalities seeking to discover the beauties of the marvelous city in the company of an expert live guide escorting and providing tour explanations. The tourists meet the guide in front of listed hotels.
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Super Combo One Day in Rio de Janeiro & Samba School & Visit Maracana Stadium

Super Combo One Day in Rio de Janeiro & Samba School & Visit Maracana Stadium

Join our private Rio city tour and enjoy a great opportunity to meet two of the greatest Rio’s landmarks in the same day, on this intimate complete tour.
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Rio de Janeiro in Two Days: City Sightseeing, Sugar Loaf Mountain and Christ the Redeemer

Rio de Janeiro in Two Days: City Sightseeing, Sugar Loaf Mountain and Christ the Redeemer

Experience the best of Rio — views from Sugar Loaf Mountain, a visit to Christ the Redeemer statue and an authentic Brazilian barbecue lunch — during this two-day sightseeing excursion. The tour includes dedicated airport pickup and one overnight stay in the South Zone in a 3-, 4-, or 5-star hotel. Spend the day sightseeing with an informative guide in a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle.
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Rio Carioca All Day

Rio Carioca All Day

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Get to know the city with a CARIOCA guide! It's an 8-hour full-day tour that includes the most important attractions in Rio! It is a private, flexible tour that you will have a private transport and all the attention of the guide to give the best tips of the wonderful city! Corcovado Sugar Loaf Sambadrome Maracana Lapa Selaron Staircase Metropolitan Cathedral
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A FULL DAY in RIO - ALL INCLUSIVE!

A FULL DAY in RIO - ALL INCLUSIVE!

With one of the most breathtaking landscapes on the planet, the city of Rio de Janeiro is fully deserving of the title of “Wonderful City”. With a unique geography, the city is surrounded by natural beauty, which enchant all who know it. The city can integrate in perfect harmony its Tijuca forest with its beautiful beaches and lagoons. Its warm, friendly people provide an even more enjoyable experience and make Rio de Janeiro one of the most sought after destinations in the world. The tour includes visit to the following sights of the city: Tijuca Forest (Christ the Redeemer Path) Christ the Redeemer Sugar Loaf Maracanã (External Visit) Sambadrome Metropolitan Cathedral Selarón Staircase Lunch at a buffet restaurant in Copacabana Tickets Included: Christ the Redeemer and Sugar Loaf Approximate Duration: 8 Hours Boarding Time: 8:30 Boarding Place: South and Central Zone Hotels (consult) Transport Type: Van Frequency: Daily
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Tour no Rio sem filas no Cristo e Pão de Açucar

Tour no Rio sem filas no Cristo e Pão de Açucar

I am bilingual tour guide (Portuguese and English) certified by the Ministry of Tourism of Brazil, extensive experience and knowledge of the Rio de Janeiro city, traffic and tourist attractions more common and uncommon in the state and capital Rio de Janeiro. I am able to offer the best experience to a standard or personalized tour. I have access to the main tourist attractions. I offer historical and ecological tours in dozens of city trails, in favelas safely or gastronomic experience of Brazilian cuisine.
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Get to know Rio through its architecture

Get to know Rio through its architecture

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This is an observation experience of the architectural evolution of Rio for over 100 years. Our 1st stop is a viewpoint on the rooftop of the "Museu de Arte do Rio" where we will talk about the history of Brazil. Then we'll start our walking by the Mauá Square. This Square is one of the regions with the greatest architectural variety in the city. After this, we will walk towards Cinelândia, a walk of approximately 2km, visiting buildings and discovering old 18th century churches hidden behind huge modern buildings! Cinelândia is another square full of historical examples of Brazilian architecture. It holds 5 of the 10 original buildings that remain from the opening of Rio Branco's Avenue in 1905. We'll explore their facades, their details and our last stop will be the Federal Justice Cultural Center. This building preserves an original court room from the beggining of the 20th century.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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