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As you can see the interior of Braslia Cathedral isn't so big, even the main church of my small town is larger.
It was a Saturday and the church was closed for visitors because a marriage, anyway the cathedral isn't the first choice of brides and grooms,there are another interior of church much more impressive than this in Braslia and much more expensive to celebrate a marriage.
Anyway, because the preparations of the marriage I couldn't to walk inside, I was permitted to stay only in a spot at entrance.
One of the most impressive aspects of this cathedral are the three archangels created in 1970 by Alfredo Ceschiatti with the help of Dante Croce. The smaller angel has 100 KG and the larger 300 KG, as you know they are: Gabriel, Raphael and Michael.
The main altar in marble and the a copy of Piet sculpture were a gift from Vatican. This triangular column you see in the interior is adorned with tiles of Athos Bulco, another modernist artist very linked with Brasilia and tells the history of Mary. The original stained glasses were made by hand but were swapped by others made in Germany, created by Marianne Peretti.
You can see the huge ring of concrete in the base, it was created by the engineer Joaquim Cardozo to permit these fragile columns being up. The cross made of BRAZIL-TIMBER and used in the first mass in Braslia is here too.
You can see the flowers of the marriage and the Piet at left, near the ring.
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Como podem notar o interior da catedral no muito grande, at mesmo menor que o da igreja matriz da minha pequena cidade.
Era sbado e a igreja estava fechada aos visitantes pois haveria um casamento, no entanto, h um interior de igreja muito mais bonito que esse onde os noivos preferem se casar, mesmo pagando mais caro.
De qualquer maneira, devido aos preparativos do casamento, eu fui obrigado a ficar na entrada da igreja, sem poder andar por ela.
Um dos aspectos mais famosos desse interior so os os trs arcanjos criados em 1970 por Alfredo Ceschiatti com a ajuda de Dante Croce, o menor pesa 100 kg e o maior 300 kg, representam Gabriel, Miguel e Rafael.
reparem que h uma coluna triangular no primeiro plano, os azulejos dela so obra de Athos Bulco e contam a vida de Maria. J o altar e a cpia da Piet so doao do Vaticano, enquanto os vitrais, originalmente feitos a mo, forma trocados por outros, feitos na Alemanha, obra de Marianne Peretti. A cruz de pau-brasil feita para a primeira missa na cidade est aqui tambm.
Reparem que h um enorme anel de concreto na base das paredes, foi esse anel criado pelo engenheiro Joaquim Cardozo que permitiu que essas frgeis colunas ficassem em p. No lado esquerdo podem ver a cpia da Piet.

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