Laranjeiras

This civic-minded neighborhood plays politics and wins soccer matches.

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.

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On the Map

Laranjeiras is bordered by Catete, Cosme Velho, Flamengo, Rio Comprido, Santa Teresa, and Botafogo

  • Public transit is Easy
  • Having a car is Possible

Galeão International Airport: 29 minutes by cab without traffic
Santos Dumont Domestic Airport: 14 minutes by cab without traffic
Ipanema Beach: 16 minutes by cab or 40 minutes by metro
Lapa: 14 minutes by cab or 30 minutes by bus
Sugar Loaf Cable Car: 13 minutes by bus or 45 minutes by bus
Corcovado's Train Station: 4 minutes by cab

Palatial Spaces In Rio's Core

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Established in the 17th century, Laranjeiras' manicured sidewalks and splendid public spaces can be attributed to the last princess of Brazil's personal taste.

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2Brazil RiodeJaneiro Laranjeiras SC

She admired organic decor, and now Laranjeiras' avenues are lush with greenery.

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Whether lined by palm trees or adjacent to reflecting pools, Laranjeiras' natural aesthetic is ever-present.

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Laranjeiras' Fluminense football club even enjoys the royal treatment.

Pixel
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."

Rogerio e Joana

Hosts Spetacular view of the Christ

Palácio Guanabara

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The seat of Rio de Janeiro's government looks resplendent in Laranjeiras.

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Pixel
The neighborhood is one of the nicest in Rio, central, lively, with lots of shops and restaurants..."

Paulo

Visited in 2013

A Typical Day In Laranjeiras

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Despite its noble occupation as the seat of Rio's government, life is normal in Laranjeiras.

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2Brazil RiodeJaneiro Laranjeiras SC

Residents humbly pursue their everyday vocations.

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2Brazil RiodeJaneiro Laranjeiras SC

They're never opposed to friendly conversation.

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The neighborhood is green, residential, and upper middle-class. A cool and peaceful area."

Local Business In Laranjeiras

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Laranjeiras' stores and boutiques boast antique appeal.

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2Brazil RiodeJaneiro Laranjeiras SC

Shopping in the neighborhood is like looking through a treasure chest of Rio's past.

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Considering Laranjeiras' history of royal residency, who knows where you might find an emerald among the ephemera?

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If you're in Laranjeiras, you found one already.

Photography

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.

Andre Joaquim

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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.

Fabio Blaser

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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.

Sam Comen

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