The Metropolitan Cathedral Nossa Senhora Aparecida is one of the great works of Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer, known for his constructivist designs in reinforced concrete. Construction lasted more than ten years on this cathedral, which marked the architect’s first work in what was to be the nation’s new capital. The pointed peaks of Nossa Senhora Aparecida rise up like hands seeking the sky. Inside, the sixteen panels of enveloping stained glass window create a different beam of light for each step taken under the three iron angels suspended in the middle of the enclosure. The cathedral welcomes all visitors, regardless of faith or lack thereof, who are interested in visiting this piece of heaven beamed down into the Brazilian capital at the hands of Niemeyer.