METROPOLITAN CATHEDRAL

There are so many things one can do for free in big cities. Today we went to see the huge Metropolitan Cathedral in Lapa - we already saw it on the way to Santa Teresa at the beginning of our stay but we did not go in.

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This church makes a lot of money by selling parking all around it. Really - you have to cross a sea of cars to get to it during the day. 

The inside is quite impressive but a little dark for my taste. 

The inside is quite impressive but a little dark for my taste. 

Looking up the 'silo'    

Looking up the 'silo' 

 

There is a really beautiful sculpture of St. Francis of Assisi at one of the doors. 

There is a really beautiful sculpture of St. Francis of Assisi at one of the doors. 

This image really misleads - the church is right downtown! Taken from the Petrobras tower walkway. 

This image really misleads - the church is right downtown! Taken from the Petrobras tower walkway.