Catedral Basílica de Curitiba


Inaugurated in 1893 and completely restored in 2012, Curitiba's neo-Gothic main cathedral – inspired by Barcelona's metropolitan cathedral – isn't one of Brazil's most marvelous, but it is worth checking out for its pretty stained-glass installations, which were added during a 1930s restoration.

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