Porto Alegre

Metropolitan Cathedral of Porto Alegre Metropolitan Cathedral of Porto Alegre

One of the main symbols of the capital of the state of Rio Grande do Sul, with a magnificent structure full of details.

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The Metropolitan Cathedral of Porto Alegre, popularly known as Nossa Senhora Mãe de Deus Cathedral, lies in the center of the city and draws the attention of all who visit it.

With beautiful structure, the Church was designed by the Italian professor of Fine Arts João Batista Giovenale, and is characterized by lines that reveal traces of Renaissance art. The towers, inaugurated in 1971, resemble the model built at the time of the Jesuit missions in the state.

The mosaics are another highlight. Made by the Vatican Mosaic School, they represent the history of the Church in the state. The crystals have about 10 thousand nuances of color, with emphasis to blue cobalt, turquoise and marine, mixed with gold.

The altar, where the sculpture of Mãe de Deus is, was done in Carrara marble, with oil painting on canvas by Aldo Locatelli.

Take the opportunity to take beautiful photos and attend a mass.

Key information and tips

Tourist information: +55 (51) 3289-0176

Opening hours:
From Monday to Friday, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sundays, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Free entry

Duration of the Visit
2 hours
+55 (51) 3228-6001 / +55 (51) 3225-4980
More Info
Tourism in Porto Alegre
Official website


Rua Duque de Caxias, 1,047, Centro da Cidade – Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul

For more comfort, visit the Metropolitan Catedral by taxi.

You can rent a car to visit the Cathedral and then take the opportunity to meet other touristic attractions.

You can visit the Cathedral and many other attractions in the city through the city tour that offers two different routes: South Zone and Historic Center (this one is indicated for those who want to go to the Cathedral). More information via the email reservas@turismo.prefpoa.com.br

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