Taken from our accommodation, Casa Caminho do Corcovado, in Cosme Velho, an area close to the Corcovado mountain where the famous Christo Redento statue is located.
Favelas are a common scene in Rio as they are mostly located on hill slopes with a very colorful theme. It can be seen as soon as you get into a transportation to your destination. A lot of tourists take a guided tour to the area. The area often has a very narrow and busy alley walkways.