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Centro do Rio de Janeiro

O Centro é um bairro da Região Central da cidade do Rio de Janeiro, representando o coração financeiro da cidade, e o ponto nevrálgico da Região Central.

 

Apesar de ainda possuir grande número de residências, o bairro é eminentemente comercial, sendo sua parte mais valorizada o chamado Micro-Centro, representado pelo perímetro entre a Avenida Presidente Antônio Carlos e a Avenida Rio Branco, entre a Avenida Nilo Peçanha e a Rua do Ouvidor. Lá podemos encontrar desde os prédios históricos a modernos Arranha-Céus, como é o caso dos Edifícios De Paoli, Avenida Central, Lineu de Paula Machado e Torre Almirante. Suas áreas residenciais são, principalmente, junto à Lapa e Cinelândia, a Avenida Beira-Mar, e as circunvizinhanças da Rua do Riachuelo.

 

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The Centro neighbourhood of Rio de Janeiro is the historic centre and financial centre of the city.[1]. It is also popularly called Central and Central do Brasil. Sites of interest include the Paço Imperial, Candelária Church, the Old Cathedral of Rio de Janeiro, and the modern-style Rio de Janeiro Cathedral. Around the Cinelândia square there are several landmarks of the Belle Epoque 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 central 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 city center station, crosses the aqueduct (converted to a tram viaduct in 1896) and rambles through the hilly streets of the Santa Teresa 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, Eletrobrás and Vale. Most of Rio's skyscrapers, especially the tallest ones, are located in this neighbourhood.

 

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Taken on October 30, 2009