Christ the Redeemer
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Completed in 1931, this famous statue of Christ overlooking Rio de Janeiro is the second largest of its kind in the world. It was named one of the New Seven Wonders of the World in 2007.
A unique modern building of 1970 designed by Oscar Niemeyer.
Santuario Dom Bosco
The Shrine of Dom Bosco in Brasilia honors the Italian saint who dreamed of a utopian capital city in 1883. Brasilia is inspired by this dream. The shrine's interior is bathed in blue light.
São Paulo Orthodox Cathedral
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Belo Horizonte, Brazil
This striking modern church by Oscar Niemeyer was completed in 1943 but not consecrated until 1959, due to strong opposition from the archbishop and mayor.
Templo da Boa Vontade
This unusual, multifaith temple is a pyramid topped with one of the world's largest crystals. The peaceful interior is decorated with spiral designs.