Catedral de Sao Sebastiao do Rio de Janeiro

We had a drive-by look at the Catedral de Sao Sebastiao do Rio de Janeiro on yesterday´s city tour. I remembered I had been there before some ten years ago, while sitting in another beautiful modern church at the bottom of the tramline to the statue of Cristo Redentor.

The new Cathedral was of course controversal when first built, designed to appeal to ´modern youth.´ I´m also unsure about the grain funnel concrete tower from the outside, but inside the light floods in bands of colour. I´m eager to have another look.

The church is dedicated to Saint Sebastian, an icon of gay love and the patron saint of Rio. It´s Sebastian´s feast day next Sunday so I´m planning to get to Cathedral for the celebrations.