Monday, 17 March 2014

Catedral Metropolitana de São Paulo

Vista Aerea da Catedral da Se
1 Jul 2013 | From Adriano of Brazil

Adriano sent me another set of postcards showing the beautiful city of São Paulo.
Catedral Metropolitana de São Paulo is the cathedral of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of São Paulo, Brazil. As of 2013 the Metropolitan Archbishop of the archdiocese was Cardinal Odilo Pedro Scherer. Its construction, in Neo-Gothic style, began in 1913 and ended four decades later. It was ready for its dedication on the 400th anniversary of the foundation of the then humble villa of São Paulo by Chief or Cacique Tibiriçá and the Jesuit priests Manuel da Nóbrega and José de Anchieta. Despite having a Renaissance-styled dome, the São Paulo Metropolitan Cathedral is considered by some to be the 4th largest neo-gothic cathedral in the world.

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