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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.

Cathedral of Saint Peter of Alcantara
Catedral de São Pedro de Alcântara
Petrópolis Cathedral, Saint Peter of Alcantara Church, place of Emperor Pedro II, Brazil.jpg
Basic information
Location Petrópolis, Brazil
Affiliation Roman Catholic
Province Diocese of Petrópolis
Country Brazil
Year consecrated 1884
Status Active
Architectural description
Architect(s) Francisco Caminhoá
Architectural style Neo-Gothic
Groundbreaking 1969
Completed 1925

The construction on the Gothic Revival style church began in 1884, and was completed in 1925. The church tower was built in 1969.

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Imperial MausoleumEdit

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.[1]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Mother Church: Front View". World Digital Library. Retrieved 2013-06-11. 

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Coordinates: 22°30′20″S 43°10′45″W / 22.50556°S 43.17917°W / -22.50556; -43.17917