Landmark cathedral, site of prayer and protest (©Willbrasil21/iStock/Thinkstock)
Like São Paulo itself, the landmark cathedral is more remarkable for its size than its beauty, and is a mish-mash of neo-Gothic and Renaissance. A narrow nave is squeezed between two monstrous 97m-high spires beneath a bulbous copper cupola. It was designed in 1912, inaugurated in the 1950s and fitted with its 14 towers in 2002. Mon-Sat 8am-6pm, Sun 8.30am-6pm. Admission free.