Cathedral of Stone Cathedral of Stone

Postcard of Canela, the Catholic temple is a masterpiece for its Gothic style and beauty.

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With a tower of a 65 m and with an English Gothic style, the Cathedral Our Lady of Lourdes, in Canela, never goes unnoticed. Known as Cathedral of stone, it is grandiose, imposing and, not incidentally, one of the most visited sights of the state of Rio Grande do Sul.

The walls of the Cathedral are coated with basalt and on the top there is a carillon with 12 bronze bells. In its interior, there are several works of art, such as the altar carved in wood by the Uruguayan Julio Tixe, and the paintings of the Via Sacra made of wood and clay by Pablo Orona Herrera.

The altar shows the panels “Apparition of Our Lady”, “Allegory of the Angels”, and “Annunciation”, painted by the gaucho artist Marciano Schmitz, who also signs the crests of the four evangelists.

At night, the colored lights on the facade produce a spectacle.

Key information and tips

Take the opportunity to visit the many shops and restaurants nearby.

It may snow in June and July. Wear appropriate clothes.

Opening hours:
Daily, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Free entrance.

Duration of the Visit
30 minutes.
+55 (54) 3282-1132
More Info
Tourism in Canela
Official website


Praça da Matriz, nº 69, Centro - Canela, Rio Grande do Sul

There are a number of incoming tourism agencies that offer tours to the local attractions.

The most comfortable way to get to there is by taxi. Refer to the companies that provide this type of service.

The Cathedral of Stone is in downtown and can be accessed by foot. This map may help you.

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