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Illuminated cathedral

Caverna do diaboThe grandiosity of the scene is present in the various rooms of the Devil’s Cave in the Ribeira Valley, in São Paulo State.  This is the so-called Cathedral Room and it welcomes tourists who wander its staircases and walkways. Architect Marcos Silvério managed to combine his profession with the practice of spelunking.  He is pursuing a master’s degree at the School of Architecture and Urban Studies of the University of São Paulo (FAU-USP) under the advisorship of Anália Amorim, studying the public use of the caves. “We’re studying the caves in order to propose the best way to adequately promote visitor safety while preserving the environment with minimal intervention,” Silvério says.

Photo submitted by Marcos Silvério of FAU-USP