Built along the banks of the Carioca River, Laranjeiras is a bustling residential neighborhood with reason to brag. It’s the seat of Rio’s government, and the neighborhood’s intricately adorned buildings and grand plazas prove it. Laranjeiras plays more than politics—this south Rio neighborhood is also home to the Fluminense Football Club at Laranjeiras Stadium. Sharing the shadow of Corcovado Mountain with its neighbors, Laranjeiras provides easy access to colorful locales like Santa Teresa and Cosme Velho.See places to stay Save this neighborhood
Palatial Spaces In Rio's Core
Laranjeiras is a very typical neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro, surrounded by green and at the foot of the Corcovado and the Christ the Redeemer. The district has many bars, restaurants, fairs and markets, and is well placed among the best beaches on the Zona Sul and Downtown."
The neighborhood is one of the nicest in Rio, central, lively, with lots of shops and restaurants..."
Visited in 2013
A Typical Day In Laranjeiras
The neighborhood is green, residential, and upper middle-class. A cool and peaceful area."
Local Business In Laranjeiras
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.