St. Sebastian Cathedral, Ilhéus

The Cathedral of St. Sebastian (Portuguese: Catedral São Sebastião), also called Ilhéus Cathedral, located in the historic center of Ilhéus, Bahia in Brazil, is the Roman Catholic cathedral of the Diocese of Ilhéus. It is under the pastoral responsibility of bishop Mauro Montagnoli.[1][2][3][4][5]

St. Sebastian Cathedral
Catedral São Sebastião
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Country Brazil
DenominationRoman Catholic Church
Internal view

The cathedral was built in the neoclassical style., the structure is one of the key tourist attractions in town. It has a dome that reaches 47 meters in height, which took another 30 years to be built, finally inaugurated in 1967.[5]

It has served as the mother church for the diocese since its erection in 1913 by Pope Pius X with the bull "Majus animarum bonum."

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Catedral de São Sebastião, Ilhéus - Veja dicas no Férias Brasil". Retrieved 2016-11-28.
  2. ^ Cathedral of St. Sebastian in Ilhéus
  3. ^ "Catedral de São Sebastião : Ilhéus, BA" (in Portuguese). Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística. 2019. Retrieved 2019-06-29.
  4. ^ Amado, Jorge (1985-01-01). San Jorge de los Ilhéus (in Spanish). Oveja Negra.
  5. ^ a b "Catedral de Sao Sebastiao". Archived from the original on 2016-11-25. Retrieved 2016-11-28.