Category: Centro

Ferry Boat

Ferryboat sits at Barcas Transportes Marítimos in Centro waiting to take passengers. The boats are a normal mode of transportation to Paquetá Island and Niterói, among other destinations.

Praça Quinze

Busy Rua Primeiro de Março on Praça Quinze de Novembro in Centro. Praça Quinze is a popular square, well known for its art and events, as well as…

View from Ocean

Centro as viewed from Guanabara Bay.

Favela with a View

Centro as viewed from the Morro da Providência favela.

Rolling Gates

Gerson Couto in front of a café with a colorful rolling gate. It is not surprising to see rolling gates full of graffiti, with many businesses hiring the…


The “center” or “downtown” of Rio is mostly commercial. There are offices, hotels, restaurants, et cetera. It is booming during business hours, 8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday….