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Orthodox Cathedral of Sao Paulo, Brazil
The Orthodox Cathedral of Sao Paulo (Catedral Metropolitana Ortodoxa de Sao Paulo in Portuguese), is a Catholic cathedral of the Eastern Orthodox Church denomination.
The Orthodox Cathedral of Sao Paulo is located in the downtown area of the city of Sao Paulo, Brazil. It is next to the Paraiso metro subway station, where the green & blue subway lines meet, just before the start of Paulista Avenue.
The Catedral Ortodoxa de Sao Paulo was made by the Lebanese-Brazilian community, built in the 1940s and was inaugurated in 1954 for the 400th year anniversary of the city of Sao Paulo. The cathedral is an example of Byzantine architecture, inspired by the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, Turkey.
The cathedral’s unique architecture with its golden dome is one of the landmarks of the city. The inside of the cathedral is beautifully decorated and features important paintings, stained glass windows that are considered works of art, rows of marbled columns that are Corinthian style and many images of saints throughout the church.
The cathedral is open to the public and tours of the church can be scheduled by phone. It is open between Monday and Friday from 09:00 to 18:00, Saturday from 10:00 to 13:00 and mass is on Sundays at 10:30.
Phone: (11) 5549.8146 / 5579.3835
Orthodox Cathedral of Sao Paulo – Catedral Metropolitana Ortodoxa de Sao Paulo
Rua Vergueiro, 1515
Paraiso – Sao Paulo, SP – Brasil
Metro subway: Paraiso metro station at Line 1-Blue & Line 2-Green (See Metro subway map)
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