Brazil Historic Sites and Landmarks

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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.

Brasilia CathedralBrasilia Cathedral
Brasilia, Brazil

A unique modern building of 1970 designed by Oscar Niemeyer.

Santuario Dom Bosco
Brasilia, Brazil

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.

Pampulha Church
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
Brasilia, Brazil

This unusual, multifaith temple is a pyramid topped with one of the world's largest crystals. The peaceful interior is decorated with spiral designs.