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Catedral São Pedro de Alcântara

  • Rua São Pedro de Alcântara 60 Map It
  • Petrópolis
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 06/18/2015

Fodor's Review

The imposing Cathedral of Saint Peter of Alcantara, a fine example of Gothic architecture and the city's most recognizable landmark, sits at the base of a jungle-clad hill. Inside the building, whose construction began in 1884, lie the tombs of Dom Pedro II, his wife, Dona Teresa Cristina, and their daughter, Princesa Isabel. Elegant sculptures and ornate stained-glass windows add to the interior's visual appeal. Drift further back in time by arriving via a horse-drawn carriage, easily hailed in the historic center of town.

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Rua São Pedro de Alcântara 60, Petrópolis, 25685–300, Brazil

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  • Daily 8–6

Published 06/18/2015


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