Cookies

At Journey Latin America we use cookies to give you the best experience on our website. By continuing to browse, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on our website.
Find out more


My Enquiry is for
*
Contact details
*
*
*
*
Enquiry
*
*
May 23rd, 2014

Temple of Good Will

Gabriela Marinho shares her opinion on the intriguing Temple of Good Will (TGW) in Brazil.

The TGW is the most visited monument in the Brazilian capital (according to official data from the State Secretary of Tourism of the Federal District (SETUR-DF)). It is also on the official list of monuments for tourists to visit during the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Known as the Temple of Peace, it is a mystical and spiritual icon. Its doors are open day and night to serve the needs of its visitors searching for a place to pray or meditate freely, according to their beliefs. There is no restriction on any kind of religious or non-religious, scientific, political or social thinking, or on any other field of human and spiritual activity.

It is large, with at least 12 main rooms which combine spirituality, culture, art, ecology and mysticism, such as the Egyptian Room, the Sacred Fountain, the Mandala, the Spiral and Nave of the Temple. The distinguished architecture arouses curiosity, as it has proportions and measurements linked to the number of perfection (the number 7). The monument is in the form of a pyramid, with 7 sides, and measure 21m in height - each detail in its plan has a reason for being.

Every day it receives people from around the world, like the members of Guns N'Roses. They recently walked on the Spiral, in the Nave of the TGW, and then went to the Egyptian Room, followed by producers and the crew!

Highlighted by SETUR-DF as the “headquarters of ecumenism in Latin America”, the Temple of Peace is a reference point in ecumenical pilgrimage. It is open 24 hours a day to the public. The entrance is free to most of its rooms.

Post a comment

Upcoming Events

See full Event Listing

Other holidays you may be interested in

Inca Trail

Active Peru: Cycling, rafting and the Inca Trail

Private journey

13 days from £3,425pp

Kinkajou

Kinkajou: Best of Guatemala and Belize

Group tour

12 days from £2,530pp

Havana

Luxury Cuba: Colonial classics and coast

Private journey

11 days from £3,093pp

easter in antigua

Easter in Guatemala: Semana Santa

Private journey

8 days from £1,845pp

Other articles you may like

Browse our inspiration area of the site. It's packed with insider travel tips, Top5s, competitions, events, recipes and holiday ideas for Central and South America sure to whet your travel appetite.

Page Full Path: /sitecore/content/JLA/Home/travel-inspiration/history-and-culture/temple-of-good-will

Page ID: {3A04AC90-4F07-4CE2-99CF-6BDE4B441F35}

Page Name: temple-of-good-will

Page Display Name: Temple of Good Will

Page Template Name: T031-PapagaioBlogPost

Page Template ID: {ECC6A232-9784-4CC7-BA26-18421546B8F5}

Parent ID: {D87BECEB-1D0E-4228-B662-3A524B60DAA0}

Parent Name: history-and-culture

Parent Display Name: History & Culture

Parent Template Name: T029-PapagaioCategoryListing

Parent Template ID: {4D163066-ED7E-48E6-AF31-34B6C47536CD}