Santa Teresa is the name of an uphill neighborhood above Rio Centro on Santa Teresa hill. It’s famous for its winding, narrow streets along which ‘upscale slums’ are mixed with middle-class houses and artist studios. Among the buildings are some elegant mansions left over from the more opulent 19th century. In 1896, the Carioca Aqueduct, a colonial structure that used to bring water to the center of Rio, was converted into a viaduct for the Santa Teresa Trolley (bondinho). The historic tram line is still in operation today carrying passengers–students, workers, tourists. The track starts in the city center then crosses the old arched aqueduct and snakes through the picturesque streets with its wheels screeching at every curve.

Brazil - Rio City - Centro Area
Brazil - Rio City - Centro Area
Brazil - Rio City - Centro Area
Brazil - Rio City - Centro Area
Brazil - Rio City - Centro Area
Brazil - Rio City - Centro Area
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area park
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area park
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area park
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area park
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area park
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area park
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area Gandhi statue
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area Gandhi statue
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area colonial architecture
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area colonial architecture
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Brazil - Rio City - Centro area colorful bus
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area abandoned buildings
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area abandoned buildings
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area wall painting
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area wall painting
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area trolley viaduct arches;
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area trolley viaduct arches; cone-shaped building is the Catholic cathedral
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area trolley viaduct arches
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area trolley viaduct arches
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area trolley viaduct arches
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area trolley viaduct arches
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area graffiti
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area graffiti
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area graffiti
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area graffiti
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area police
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area police
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area trolley
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area trolley
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area trolley
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area trolley
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area trolley
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area trolley
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Brazil - Rio City - Centro view from trolley
Brazil - Rio City - Centro view from trolley
Brazil - Rio City - Centro view from trolley
Brazil - Rio City - Centro view from trolley
Brazil - Rio City - Centro view from trolley
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Brazil - Rio City - Centro passenger on trolley
Brazil - Rio City - Centro student on trolley
Brazil - Rio City - Centro student on trolley
Brazil - Rio City - trolley arriving in Santa Terese
Brazil - Rio City - trolley arriving in Santa Terese area
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Brazil - Rio City - Santa Terese area is part slum and part upscale residential
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Brazil - Rio City - Santa Terese area cafe
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Brazil - Rio City - Santa Terese graffiti
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Brazil - Rio City - Santa Terese area old mansion
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Brazil - Rio City - Santa Terese area students after school
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Brazil - Rio City - Santa Terese area: distant view of a slum favela
Brazil - Rio City - Santa Terese area; steep narrow
Brazil - Rio City - Santa Terese area; steep narrow streets
Brazil - Rio City - Santa Terese area; local folks
Brazil - Rio City - Santa Terese area; local folks
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Brazil - Rio City - Santa Terese area mid-scale house
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Brazil - Rio City - Santa Terese area locals
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Brazil - Rio City - Santa Terese area street life
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Brazil - Rio City - Santa Terese area doors
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Brazil - Rio City - Santa Terese area contrast in color
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Brazil - Rio City - Santa Terese area local scene
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Brazil - Rio City - Santa Terese area colorful local guy
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Brazil - Rio City - Santa Terese area steep narrow streets
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Brazil - Rio City - Santa Terese area graffiti
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Brazil - Rio City - Santa Terese area artisan
Brazil - Rio City - Santa Terese area graffiti
Brazil - Rio City - Santa Terese area graffiti
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Brazil - Rio City - Santa Terese area round window
Brazil - Rio City - Santa Terese area tiled steps
Brazil - Rio City - Santa Terese area tiled steps
Brazil - Rio City - Santa Terese area Carnival headdress
Brazil - Rio City - Santa Terese area Carnival headdress
Brazil - Rio City - Santa Terese area steep narrow
Brazil - Rio City - Santa Terese area steep narrow streets
Brazil - Rio City - Santa Terese area vendor
Brazil - Rio City - Santa Terese area vendor
Brazil - Rio City - Santa Terese area colonial architecture
Brazil - Rio City - Santa Terese area colonial architecture
Brazil - Rio City - Santa Terese area colonial architecture
Brazil - Rio City - Santa Terese area colonial architecture
Brazil - Rio City - Santa Terese area colonial architecture
Brazil - Rio City - Santa Terese area colonial architecture
Brazil - Rio City - Santa Terese area locals
Brazil - Rio City - Santa Terese area locals
Brazil - Rio City - Santa Terese area
Brazil - Rio City - Santa Terese area
Brazil - Rio City - Santa Terese area tower
Brazil - Rio City - Santa Terese area tower
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area late 19th
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area late 19th century
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area late 19th
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area late 19th century
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area late 19th
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area late 19th century
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area fire station
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area fire station
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area fire station detail
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area fire station detail
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area fire station
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area fire station
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Brazil - Rio City - Centro area new and old buildings
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area new buildings
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area new buildings
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area new buildings going
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area new buildings going up
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Brazil - Rio City - Centro area construction worker
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area new buildings
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area new buildings
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area new and old
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area new and old buildings
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area cultural quarter
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area cultural quarter
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area cultural quarter
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area cultural quarter
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area cultural quarter
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area cultural quarter
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area cultural quarter bar
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area cultural quarter bar
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area cultural quarter antique
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area cultural quarter antique shop
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area cultural quarter antique
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area cultural quarter antique shop
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area cultural quarter antique
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area cultural quarter antique shop
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area one of thousands
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area one of thousands of small cafes
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area derelict classic buildings
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area derelict classic buildings
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area derelict building
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area derelict building
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area graffiti
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area graffiti
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area graffiti
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area graffiti
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area restoration of cultural
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area restoration of cultural quarter
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area flora
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area flora
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area flea market stalls
Brazil - Rio City - Centro area flea market stalls
Brazil - Rio City - image of president Rousseff
Brazil - Rio City - image of president Rousseff
Brazil - Rio City - upscale house
Brazil - Rio City - upscale house
Centro region, Rio de Janeiro Brazil