Downtown Centro Rio is inland from the beaches. It is the heart of the city where financial, legislative and political offices are located. These include Brazil’s first state-supported LGBT agencies that were set up to counter homophobia in the city–‘Rio Sem Homophobia’. Their offices take up a whole floor of City Hall. Centro also includes parks, markets, colonial architecture, modern skyscrapers, the unusual Metropolitan Catholic Cathedral and the first electric trolley car in the country…and much more.

Rio City Centro, Rio de Janiero, Brazil
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Brazil - Rio City - Centro Area area government buildings
Brazil - Rio City - Centro Area area government buildings...
Brazil - Rio City - Centro Area area government buildings;
Brazil - Rio City - Centro Area area government buildings; ...
Close-up of the banner in the windows of the top
Close-up of the banner in the windows of the top floor that ...
Brazil - Rio City - Centro Area area government sign
Brazil - Rio City - Centro Area area government sign...
Brazil - Rio City - government anti-homophobia campaign
Brazil - Rio City - government anti-homophobia campaign...
Brazil - Rio City - government anti-homophobia campaign staff members
Brazil - Rio City - government anti-homophobia campaign staf...
Brazil - Rio City - government anti-homophobia campaign offices
Brazil - Rio City - government anti-homophobia campaign offi...
Brazil - Rio City - decorative sidewalks and countless buses
Brazil - Rio City - decorative sidewalks and countless buses...
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area view of the
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area view of the Christo statue...
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area memorial pantheon
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area memorial pantheon...
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area...
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area Parca da Republica
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area Parca da Republica...
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area Parca da Republica
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area Parca da Republica...
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area Parca da Republica
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area Parca da Republica...
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area Saara neighborhood bazaar
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area Saara neighborhood bazaar...
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area Saara neighborhood bazaar
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area Saara neighborhood bazaar...
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area Saara neighborhood bazaar,
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area Saara neighborhood bazaar, ...
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area Saara neighborhood bazaar, lemon
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area Saara neighborhood bazaar, l...
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area Saara neighborhood bazaar, floral
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area Saara neighborhood bazaar, f...
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area, ladies with their
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area, ladies with their dogs...
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area Saara neighborhood  colonial
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area Saara neighborhood colonial...
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area Saara neighborhood mixed
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area Saara neighborhood mixed arc...
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area Saara neighborhood  narrow
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area Saara neighborhood narrow C...
Brazil - Rio City - souvenir umbrella
Brazil - Rio City - souvenir umbrella...
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area equestrian statue of some
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area equestrian statue of some co...
Brazil - Rio City - detail of equestrian statue depicting natives
Brazil - Rio City - detail of equestrian statue depicting na...
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area cobblestone streets and
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area cobblestone streets and coun...
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area, looking from Omni
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area, looking from Omni Hotel tow...
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area, Presbyterian cathedral
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area, Presbyterian cathedral...
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area, Presbyterian cathedral
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area, Presbyterian cathedral...
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area, park view of
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area, park view of Petrobas (oil)...
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area, full view of
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area, full view of Petrobas (oil)...
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area, modern bank building
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area, modern bank building...
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area, San Sebastian Metropolitan Cathedral
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area, San Sebastian Metropolitan ...
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area, San Sebastian  Metropolitan
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area, San Sebastian Metropolitan...
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area, cathedral steeple  and
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area, cathedral steeple and offi...
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area, interior of  Metropolitan
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area, interior of Metropolitan C...
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area, interior of  Metropolitan
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area, interior of Metropolitan C...
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area, interior of  Metropolitan
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area, interior of Metropolitan C...
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area, altar of  Metropolitan
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area, altar of Metropolitan Cath...
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area, stained glass  window
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area, stained glass window of Me...
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area, St Francis  statue
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area, St Francis statue in Metro...
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area, 'Joker' graffiti at
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area, 'Joker' graffiti at bus sto...
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area, decorative walkway
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area, decorative walkway...
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area, office buildings
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area, office buildings...
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area has many magazine
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area has many magazine kiosks th...
Brazil is soccer crazy; Rio local team
Brazil is soccer crazy; Rio local team...
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area, municipal theatre on
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area, municipal theatre on Plaza ...
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area, cultural building on
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area, cultural building on Plaza ...
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area, statue of composer/conductor
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area, statue of composer/conducto...
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area, drama motifs on
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area, drama motifs on Plaza Flori...
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area, decorative walkway on
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area, decorative walkway on Plaza...
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area, teacher rally on
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area, teacher rally on Plaza Flor...
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area, colorful workers on
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area, colorful workers on Plaza F...
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area, architectural details on
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area, architectural details on Pl...
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area, national library on
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area, national library on Plaza F...
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area, memorial statue on
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area, memorial statue on Plaza Fl...
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area, memorial statue on
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area, memorial statue on Plaza Fl...
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area, memorial statue on
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area, memorial statue on Plaza Fl...
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area, memorial statue on
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area, memorial statue on Plaza Fl...
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area, statue detail on
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area, statue detail on Plaza Flor...
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area, book and CD
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area, book and CD market on Plaz...
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area, book and CD market
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area, book and CD market on Plaza...
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area, Odeon Cinema  in
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area, Odeon Cinema in art deco b...
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area, art deco detail
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area, art deco detail...
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area, elegant buildings
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area, elegant buildings...
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