The cathedra of Brasilia, commonly known as Nossa Senhora Aparecida, was built by the famous Brazilian architect, Oscar Niemeyer in 1958. This hyperboloid-shaped concrete temple, boasts a vast dome of stained glass in green and blue, interspersed by concrete columns assembled to the top, representing the sunlight. From outside, the structure symbolizes two hands moving towards the sky. The place has four bells casted in Spain. At this time, due to the joy for the World Cup, the cathedral has been lit with the colors of the national flag: green and yellow that illuminate the darkness.
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