Candelario Church and downtown of Rio de Janeiro

AIRVŪZ STAFF NOTE :

Get a bird's eye view of one of the most famous churches of Rio de Janeiro, compliments of Esteban Clua.  It's the Candelária Church, and it lies in the Centro district of Brazil's second-largest city and erstwhile capital.  Construction of the church began in the late 18th century but it took just over 100 years to complete.  In part because of the long construction period, the church's design reflects a blend of Baroque, Neoclassical, and Neo-Renaissance styles. The church was the site of an infamous massacre of eight homeless people in 1993.  

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    Mike Israel

    Mike Israel is the founder, President and CEO of AirVuz, LLC. He is an avid drone enthusiast and RC pilot. He is also an enthusiast of geography and history, and loves writing about all of the amazing places where AirVuz community members fly.

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