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Igreja da Candelária Church | by Leonardo Martins
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Igreja da Candelária Church

That church should be our cathedral, and not the UGLY ONE that was construct with this finallity...


It was constructed by a rich business man that was coming with his family to Brazil and faced a big storm on the way. Then he made a promise... If he and his family survived, he would raise a church in gratitude in the place where the ship docked. And so he did. With the centuries it was being increased and improved to its actual appearance. Despiste the simple exterior, it is very, very rich inside, and maybe because of this it scaped from the big demolition that had in this part of the city decades ago to construct large avenues and destroyed many architecture jewels...


At Avenida Presidente Vargas, Downtown, Rio de janeiro, Brazil.

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Taken on August 30, 2012