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Igreja da Candelária, Rio de Janeiro

Igreja da Candelária - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Igreja da Candelária
Praça Pio X, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 20040-020Map
+55 21 2233 2324
Neighborhood: Centro
Overview

With its imposing façade and baroque style, Nossa Senhora da Candelária or Igreja da Candelária in Praça Pio X is impossible to ignore. It took almost ninety years to build and was finally completed in 1898, and is Rio's largest church. Just as impressive, the interior is a colourful mixture of marble sculpted columns, altars and statues. Also, the dome features impressive paintings by João Zeferino da Costa depicting the Christian virtues.

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Igreja da Candelária General Information
  • Type: Religious
  • Nearest Train: Uruguaiana
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