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We continue on the collection of the most important architecture monuments of Rio de Janeiro: Christ the Redeemer, Teatro Municipal, Candelaria Church, and Old Cathedral. Perhaps, all of them also define the look of Brazil in general. The 3D models of landmarks, presented in our Rio de Janeiro flyover video, will help you to get a grasp on the true architectural and historical heritage of this place. We hope that photographs and historical facts will give you a better impression on each of these monuments. This information is also useful when making up your own excursion tour through Rio de Janeiro.

Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro

» Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro is one of the most famous and popular monuments in the world. It even was chosen to be one of the New Seven Wonders of the World in 2007.
» The Christ statue sits atop Corcovado Mountain in Rio de Janeiro; that’s the symbol of Rio de Janeiro and Brazil as a whole.
» The height of the statue with pedestal is 38 meters, and arm span is 28 meters.
» Being the highest point of the county, the statue becomes a regular target of lightning, so the Catholic Diocese specifically stores the stone used for construction of the statue to repair damaged parts of it.
» Annually not less than 1.8 million tourists climb to the foot of the statue that offers panoramic view of the city and the bay. The picturesque Sugarloaf Mountain, famous beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema, and a huge bowl of the Maracana Stadium are seen from there.

Teatro Municipal, Rio de Janeiro

» Teatro Municipal also known as the Municipal Theater of Rio de Janeiro was built in 1907.
» The theater is constructed in neo-Renaissance style; the Paris Opera was its prototype.
» The theatre draws attention with its splendor and luxury; it's reasonably considered one of the most gorgeous buildings in the city.
» Auditorium of the theatre is designed for 2,300 spectators.
» Walls of the theatre are marked with names of prominent cultural figures in Brazil and around the world.
» You can enjoy ballet performances and listen to classical music in Teatro Municipal.

Candelaria Church, Rio de Janeiro

» According to the legend, the Candelaria Church was built in the 17th century by Spanish master Antonio Palma.
» He and his crew sailed on Candelaria ship and got into a terrible storm. In honor of salvation in 1609 they built a small chapel dedicated to Our Lady of Candelaria.
» During the following centuries, the church has being altering and changing its appearance. Therefore, it combines a variety of styles, from Baroque to Neo-Classicism.
» As for the interior, in 1878 it was decorated in style Italian Neo-Renaissance.
» Today you can listen to classical and sacred music, and attend a church service in the Candelaria Church.

Old Cathedral, Rio de Janeiro

» The Cathedral of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Carmel was built in the second half of the 18th century.
» It combines neo-Baroque and Rococo styles.
» In 1770 consecration of the temple was held.
» At the beginning of its history, the cathedral has served as the church of the Carmelites, but later (in1808) the church became a cathedral.
» Today the church features the cathedra and it's also called the Old Cathedral.
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