Cathedral of Petrópolis
|Cathedral of Saint Peter of Alcantara
Catedral de São Pedro de Alcântara
|Province||Diocese of Petrópolis|
The Cathedral of Saint Peter of Alcantara (Portuguese: Catedral de São Pedro de Alcântara), also known as the Cathedral of Petrópolis, is a Roman Catholic cathedral in Petrópolis, Brazil. The cathedral is dedicated to Saint Peter of Alcantara, the patron saint of Brazil.
The church houses the Imperial Mausoleum, which contains the tombs of the last Emperor, Dom Pedro II, Empress Teresa Cristina, their daughter Isabel, Princess Imperial and her husband, Prince Gaston, Count of Eu, as well as Isabel's son Pedro de Alcântara, Prince of Grão-Pará and his wife Countess Elisabeth Dobržensky de Dobrženicz. The Emperor and Empress had died in exile in Europe following the overthrow of the Empire, and their remains were not returned to Brazil until 1921. The monarch's tomb was carved in Carrara marble in 1925.
Petrópolis Cathedral facade with bell tower
- "Mother Church: Front View". World Digital Library. Retrieved 2013-06-11.