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The Candelaria Church is an important historical church in the city of Rio de Janeiro, in Brazil. It was built and decorated during a long period (1775 to the end of the 19th century) and combines a Baroque façade with a Neoclassical and Neo-Renaissance inner decoration.
The magnificent wall paintings inside the Church were entrusted to the Brazilian João Zeferino da Costa, painter and professor at the Imperial Academy of Fine Arts, and these are considered his masterpieces.
On the ceiling of the church there are six panels that tell the early history of the Church of Candelaria, since the founding of the trip until the first consecration, while the dome paintings representing the Virgin, the virtues and figures of the Old Testament (Jesse, Isaiah, David and Solomon).
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