The Centro ("Downtown") is a neighbourhood of the downtown area of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It represents the financial heart of the city, and the crux of the Central Region.
Despite still having a large number of residences, the neighborhood is predominantly commercial. It has historical buildings as well as modern skyscrapers. Their residential areas are mainly along Rua do Riachuelo and Castelo. It is the historic centre and financial centre of the city.
Sites of interest include the Paço Imperial, Candelária Church, the Old Cathedral of Rio de Janeiro, and the modern-style Saint Sebastian's Cathedral. Around Marechal Floriano Square, there are several landmarks of the Belle Époque such as the Municipal Theatre and the National Library building. The Centro area also has several museums such as the National Museum of Fine Arts and the National Historical Museum.
Other important historical attractions in downtown Rio include its Passeio Público, an 18th-century public garden, as well as the imposing arches of the Carioca Aqueduct. A "bondinho" (tram) leaves from a station near Saint Sebastian's Cathedral, crosses the aqueduct (converted to a tram viaduct in 1896) and rambles through the hilly streets of the Santa Tereza neighbourhood nearby. Downtown remains the heart of the city's business community. Some of the largest companies in Brazil have their head offices here, including Petrobras, Eletrobras, and Vale. Most of Rio's skyscrapers, especially the tallest ones, are located in this neighbourhood. Crowded from monday to friday, it becomes empty at saturdays, sundays, and holidays.
In this photo we can see important buildings, from the left to the right we have:
1. Ventura Corporate Tower (a a very new 36 floors building)
2. Rio de Janeiro Cathedral (see complementary photo from the inside of the church),
3. BNDES building (Banck of National Development, the black bulding)
4. Petrobrás building (Petrobras - Biggest brazilian petroleum company),
5. Banco do Brasil (on of the biggest state-owned bank of Brasil).
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cavli (1876) 2012-03-15 6:54
very nice pov and nice urban details. Nice composition beetwen unplanned urbanization in the foreground and modern buildings in the background. nice contrast. nice presentation. tfs
mohammad_H (10052) 2012-03-15 9:27
Among the grand houses and skyscrapers. In the field house with ceramic coating, which unfortunately did not complete it. Interesting and attractive
maxifred (0) 2012-03-15 10:24
So,here we are more used to see always the same aspects of Rio:favellas and Copacabana...
This is different,interresting,and well shot.
Miguel82 (27648) 2012-03-15 11:53
Another good shot from you
congratulations good colors and view on the buildings
Budapestman (82620) 2012-03-15 12:29
Hi Dear Andre,
a spectacular view with interesting modern architectural details, the composition is attractive, superb POV, Tfs! Have a nice evening! Kellemes estét kívánok!
Afsanehbagheri (3228) 2012-03-15 14:34
Hi my friend
A good effect to the buildings of the green trees is
given the best greeting
npecanhuk (75660) 2012-03-15 17:43
Sempre gostei do prédio da Petrobrás... Já a Catedral, muito estranha...
A foto ficou ótima e acho muito bom também mostrar para o mundo essa outra face do Rio!
ricardomattos (7543) 2012-03-16 15:34
Aí só tem peso pesado da economia.Todos numa foto só.Realmente este é um outro Rio. Muito bom enquadramento e composição.
sacimar (27501) 2012-03-17 8:59
good image of this area of Rio, I like the different building we can see here, the point of view is well chosen, good job,
Graal (103036) 2012-03-19 0:40
an interesting big blocks in Rio de Janeiro. Amazing modern architecture. Good shot from fine POV. Photo I like.
Have a nice day.
- Copyright: Andre Bonavita (bona) (13737)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-02-02
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon Digital Rebel XT (350D), Canon EF 18-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS USM, HOYA 67mm CIR-PL
- Exposure: f/8, 1/100 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2012-03-15 6:05