Catedral de Sao Pedro de Alcantara, Petropolis

4.7
#1 of 13 in Historic Sites in Petropolis
Admire the tall, elaborate Gothic Revival archivolts of Catedral de Sao Pedro de Alcantara, final resting place of the imperial family. Elegant, 19 m (62 ft) tall vaulted ceilings, stained glass windows, and a 70 m (230 ft) spire completed in the 1960s make this church a landmark of the erstwhile capital of Brazil. Built from 1884 to 1925, the cathedral houses the tombs of the royal family, carved in white Carrara marble: look for the effigies of Dom Pedro II, the empress, and their children, buried here in 1921. Plan my Petropolis trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.
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  • Beautiful place to take a look and some nice pictures, in 20 minutes you should be able to see everything  more »
  • While the church is not extensively decorated, the stained glass is beautiful, and it is interesting to see the tombs of the royal family.  more »
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