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Church of Our Lady of the Candelaria

Praca Pio X, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20040-020, Brazil
021 2233-2324
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Praca Pio X, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20040-020, Brazil
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Reviewed February 3, 2017 via mobile

Those homeless kids slept outside the office building diagonally opposite Candelaria Cathedral on the left side of Praca Barao de Drumond along Avenida Presidente Vargas and Rua Primero de Marco. There's a water fountain in front of Praca Barao de Drumond. It's beside Centro Cultural...More

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Reviewed November 28, 2016

I love visiting churches. It is not true that if you've been to one, you've been to all. This one has its unique features, like the lovely carved chairs and the painted and gold-leafed ceilings.

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Reviewed November 25, 2016

It was in front of it which happened the candelaria massacre - where eight teenager were murdered by local cops. In hte square in front of the church, there are eight red paintings symbolizing the massacre. Despite of this gory story, the church is beautifull,...More

Thank Tiago F
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Reviewed November 15, 2016

If you want peace and tranquility and you are a religious person this is a must see visit even those that do not believe are welcome

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Reviewed October 21, 2016

It was quite beautiful and ornate inside. The exterior was not well kept though and it made me sad. Some graffiti on the wall and some of the windows were broken out. If you are in the area its worth spending some time inside.

Thank Sharon P
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Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

Definitely the most beautiful church in the city of Rio de Janeiro. A piece of European tradition to remind the architectural influence during colonial times. It's worth a visit especially right after the sunset when the lights and the sky colors builds a nice portrait.

Thank ric3ramos
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Reviewed September 30, 2016

It is unique and a must to see if you are in Rio. It doesn´t matter what your beliefs or regilion are. It brings peace to your soul and a sense of history of Brazil and Rio. Plus if you like architeture and beautiful images...More

Thank lanj0s
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Reviewed September 28, 2016

Great architecture and art highlight this church in the heart of Rio's bustling city center. Be careful with the busses that whiz around the roundabout near the front door.

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Reviewed August 19, 2016

This building is huge and beautiful...it looks an older building although some people think it's not,just gorgeous to look at.

Thank jontue
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Reviewed August 14, 2016

This church located at the entrance of Rio de Janeiro (old port) and at the intersection of the busiest avenues to Rio downtown is an amazing representation of beauty, richness, history and more. But, above all, to seat in one of the benches and just...More

Thank Lucia Helena A
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