Colorful Building Façades, Rio MG_8900

Colonial architecture is more prevalent in this area of Rio, called Lapa.  The neighborhood of Lapa, known as the cradle of bohemian Rio is also famous for its architecture, starting with the Arcos – known as the Arcos da Lapa, constructed to act as conduit in the days of colonial Brazil and now serve as a signal for the cable cars that climb the hill of Santa Teresa.

Colorful Building Façades of Rio, MG_8900-2

Colorful Building Façades of Rio, MG_8900

Colorful Colonial Building Façades of Rio, MG_8938-2

Colorful Colonial Building Façades of Rio, MG_8938

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