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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
021 2233-2324
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Reviewed 8 September 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 25 August 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.

Thank DillyDori
Reviewed 21 July 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 20 April 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

Thank BagpussMidlands
Reviewed 15 April 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 8 April 2017

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

Thank Darrel J
Reviewed 9 February 2017

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.

Thank Filipe B
Reviewed 3 February 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

Thank Russellnashville
Reviewed 29 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.

Thank JSJAK907
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,...More

Thank Tiago F
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
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