Located in the heart of downtown you will find some of Rio’s most magnificent churches including Igreja de Sao Jose. I was actually shocked at how bright and full it was on a Wednesday afternoon—I went on a class field trip
The church stands beside the Tiradentes Palace and the Imperial Palace, a few meters from the Church of Caramel (they feel quite similar inside). Work on Irgeja de Sao Jose began in 1808, and was completed 34 years later. The bells are known for making ‘the most sound of the city’.
As you can see, the church is a beautiful mixture of traditional Brazilian colonial and Rococo styles. Located on Avenida Presidente Antonio Carlos, s / n. Centro. It is open daily from 7am-5pm