Cathedrals A cathedral is a Christian church with that contains the seat of a bishop. It is a religious building of worship. The word Cathedral comes from ‘cathedra’ which means chair or seat in Latin. In the ancient world the chair or seat was the symbol of a teacher thus the bishop was the teacher Back to Religions Cathedral of Sao Paulo
In 1589 when it decided to build a main church (the Matriz) in a small town Sao Paulo finished in 1616.
In 1745 the old church was destroyed and another one was built in the baroque style finished around 1764, it was demolished again in 1911 where a cathedral was built under Duarte Leopoldo e Silva , the first archbishop of Sao Paulo.
It was completed around 2001, the original plans from 1912 is still inside the cathedral, allowing for a faithful restoration.
There are 2 towers that are 92 meters in height for the new cathedral.
More than 800 TONS of rare marbles are used in that cathedral.