This is one of the better nicer churches in the city, definately worth a visit if you are in the area.
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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
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
This is an imposing building but is fairly typical of European cathedrals built in the maily baroque style over the 18/19th centuaries
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.