Brasilia Cathedral is a unique and striking Roman Catholic cathedral and landmark located in Brasilia, Brazil. It serves as the seat of the archdiocese of Brasilia. It is officially known as the Metropolitan Cathedral of Our Lady Aparecida, who is also known as the Queen and Patroness of Brazil.
Brasilia Cathedral History
the cornerstone for the Brasilia Cathedral was laid down on the 12th of September 1958. it was completed and dedicated on May 31,1970. The unique looking cathedral was designed by architect Oscar Niemeyer.
Brasilia Cathedral Features
the Brasilia Cathedral features an exterior that follows a circular plan with a ribbed structure. The “ribs” are composed of 16 concrete columns that weighs 90 tons each. The hyperboloid structure seem to represent hands that are reaching up or opening up towards the heavens.
The cathedral stands 40 meters high with its nave stretching 70 meters in diameter. The circular base of the building is about 60 meters in diameter. The circular structure of the cathedral prevents it from having a facade. The interior of the cathedral is decorated with stained glass to allow natural light to pass through.