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Church of Our Lady of the Candelaria

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Address: Praca Pio X, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20040-020, Brazil
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beautiful church in baroque style right at the city centre. I definetly recommend it for a walking day at the city. Better go if you can combine with CCBB and with Museu do amanha.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

beautiful church in baroque style right at the city centre. I definetly recommend it for a walking day at the city. Better go if you can combine with CCBB and with Museu do amanha.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 Banco do Brasil. By public transport - Estacion Uruguaiana (2 metro stations above Cinelandia) -... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 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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Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 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, with high dome, very decorated and you can take some nice photos. The visit is... More 

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Darvel, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 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.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 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.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 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 it has all. The modern style of the new Rio Church may be amazying, but... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

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

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Downtown Rio is the place where this city was born. With modern skyscrapers sharing space with historical buildings and landmarks, this neighbourhood is living proof that the old and the new can live together harmoniously. As you would expect, downtown is where 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 used to serve as a residence for governors of Brazil, can be found here. Pedra do Sal, a Monday night street party, is also in this neighbourhood. This landmark is the birthplace of samba and is famous for its “roda de sambas” (“dance circles”). Stop in for one and get closer to discovering where Brazilian happiness comes from.
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