White washed churches elegantly crumble into the sea in Glória, a bayside neighborhood best known for its private marina. For those not looking to dock their boats, Glória's main avenues brim with glass-fronted amenity stores, souvenir shops, and indulgent restaurants. Glória's few bars cater to casual evenings, but the nighttime excitement of Lapa is just a neighborhood away.See places to stay Save this neighborhood
Quiet Along Guanabara Bay
A great Saturday morning tour is to enjoy the organic products fair with its incredible juices, then go by bike to the beach (on the weekends you can take your bike with you on the metro and it takes 15 minutes to go to Copacabana!)"
A View of Guanabara Bay
Gloria is an old, traditional neighborhood in Rio. It is not by the beach, but if you take the subway, you can be in Copacabana and Ipanema in 10 to 15 minutes."
Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighborhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:
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.