The Catedral Metropolitana de São Sebastião (Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Sebastian) was designed by Edgar Fonseca in a modern style based on Mayan architectural style of pyramids. The current Cathedral was built between 1964 and 1979.
The New Cathedral, as it is sometimes called, is located in the center of the city.
Conical in form and with a 96 metres (315 ft) internal diameter —106 metres of external diameter— and an overall height of 75 metres (246 ft). Inside, the area measures 8,000 square meters and sufficient 5,000 seats (it has a standing-room capacity of 20,000 people).
The four rectilinear stained glass windows of the cathedral soar 64 metres (210 ft) from floor to ceiling.
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