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Praca Pio X, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20040-020, Brazil
021 2233-2324
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Reviewed July 8, 2018

Candelária Church (Igreja da Candelária) is an important historical Roman Catholic church in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In 17th century a ship called Candelária almost sank during a storm on the sea. Upon arriving in Rio de Janeiro, a Portuguese couple, António Martins Palma and...More

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Reviewed February 25, 2018

A small chapel, built around 1609, occupied this site until it fell into a poor state of repair and was demolished in favour of the building of the current church which was commenced in 1775 and was not finished until the late 19th century. Given...More

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Reviewed February 18, 2018

The Cathedral is very close to the Future Museum, Navy Museum and Rio central area. It is a masterpiece of old architecture and offers a beautiful retreat to escape the heat and crowds.

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Reviewed December 23, 2017 via mobile

It’s nice but it need a little renovation, But it interesting to see an historical monument in Rio de Janeiro

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Reviewed September 8, 2017 via mobile

If you are around the city center, this church is a pretty one to visit. There are masses happening during the week at lunch time and some people working in the region stop by for a blessing. It's not a must in Rio, but still...More

Reviewed August 24, 2017

An amazing church that you have to take a few minutes of your trip to enter and visit . It is interesting to read something about its construction and history too.

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Reviewed July 21, 2017

This is one of the better nicer churches in the city, definately worth a visit if you are in the area.

Thank Johan P
Reviewed April 20, 2017 via mobile

We followed the street signs to the church which is centrally located. The church is impressive from the exterior however inside it is beautiful. I was in awe at how impressive it was. Make sure you look up at the ceiling and marvel at the...More

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Reviewed April 15, 2017

The Candelaria Church is centrally located at the head of Avenida Presidente Vargas, at the intersection of Avenida Rio Branco in downtown Rio. There are many more interesting churches in Rio de Janeiro ( e.g: Mosteiro de Sao Bento, Capela de Gloria, Capela de Mayrink...More

Thank John S
Reviewed April 8, 2017

This is an imposing building but is fairly typical of European cathedrals built in the maily baroque style over the 18/19th centuaries

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Downtown Rio is the place where this city was born.
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proof that the old and the new can live together
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all major companies house their offices. However, the
region isn’t restricted to businesses. Gems such like
the “Paço Imperial,” which is a cultural centre that
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