Like its financial center brethren, Centro’s dense crowds and frenzied footsteps abate over the weekend. Centro serves as Rio de Janeiro’s downtown, and its modern skyscrapers and historical colonial structures act as corporate offices. Centro boasts something special that many financial sectors can’t claim—this neighborhood’s commercial buildings provide sweeping views of Guanabara Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. Beyond shaking hands and sealing deals, Centro’s streets come alive with museum-goers and public garden aficionados.See 354 places to stay Save this neighborhood
The Center of Rio's Professional Pursuits
The City Center is located in the historic part of town with a rich architecture that ranges from Colonial Gothic to Art Deco. With buses and taxis to all parts of the city, near the Municipal Theater, restaurants, National Library, Museum of Fine Arts, Cultural Centers, Theaters and three blocks away from Lapa."
Sights In The Centro
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Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighborhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:
Andre is both a dentist and photographer, living in Rio de Janeiro. He has a huge passion for Rio, and after shooting this project for Airbnb, he is certain that there is no place as beautiful as the city placed between the mountain and the sea.
Fabio Blaser is a Swiss photojournalist based in Rio de Janeiro. Before moving to Brazil, he graduated from the University of Plymouth in the UK. When not behind his camera, he enjoys the beaches, waterfalls, rainforest and Brazilian way of life. He loved the opportunity to shoot the wonderful tropical city that he is privileged to call home for Airbnb.
Sam Comen is a 32-year-old bon-vivant and LA native who counts Esquire, Details, Rolling Stone, and The Wall Street Journal among his clients. He has been awarded national grants and honors for his long-term portrait essays. On assignment in Rio de Janeiro for 11 days with Airbnb, Sam came to love and admire the city's environment, natural splendor, and the Cariocas' easy-going attitude.