Buenos Aires Metropolitan Cathedral Main Façade- MG_9950

The Buenos Aires Metropolitan Cathedral  is the mainCatholic Church. It is located in the city center, overlooking Plaza de Mayo, on the corner of San Martín and Rivadavia streets, in the San Nicolås neighborhood.   It is the mother church of theArchdiocese of Buenos Aires and the primatial church of Argentina.

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The present building is a mix of architectural styles, with a severe, 19th-century Neoclassical façade without towers.

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Side view of the Metropolitan Cathedral.

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The Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Sebastian (Portuguese: Catedral Metropolitana de São Sebastião) better known as the Metropolitan Cathedral of Rio de Janeiro is the seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Såo Sebastian do Rio de Janeiro.  The church is dedicated to Saint Sebastien, the patron saint of Rio de Janeiro.

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The cathedral was designed by Edgar Fonseca in a modern style based on Mayan Architectural style of pyramids.

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San Rafael Church interior, Zarcero, Costa Rica

A lovely little church with stained glass windows and columns painted to look like marble and some religious paintings. The main colors are pastel blue and pink.

San Rafael Church Interior, Zarcero, Costa Rica

San Rafael Church Nave, Zarcero, Costa Rica

San Rafael Church Nave, Zarcero, Costa Rica

San Rafael Church Altar, Zarcero, Costa Rica

San Rafael Church Altar, Zarcero, Costa Rica

San Rafael Church, Zarcero, Costa Rica

Zarcero is the capital city of the canton of Zarcero in the province of Alajuela in Costa Rica. It is also the name of the distrito (district) that includes the city. The city lies at an elevation of 1,736 meters above sea level. Zarcero, known for its brisk mountain climate, lies in a dairy and agricultural area also noted for the local enterprises that practice organic farming.

San Rafael Church, Zarcero, Costa Rica

San Rafael Church 2, Zarcero, Costa Rica

The town has a beautiful cottage style church. Admirers of religious architecture will be delighted by the interior of the church which is covered with detailed religious paintings and elaborate pastel stencil work.

San Rafael Church 2, Zarcero, Costa Rica