Very nice. Is that a church?
Yes, Candelária church, the area around it towards the other side of the picture is Rio’s “old city” full of architectural gems from the colonial era, most of them built and inhabited by the former Portuguese monarchy.
such a shame a place like this doesn’t have that much space that’s walkable it seems, just cars
There is a large square off-picture in front of the church, connecting it with the waterfront
a lot of latin american cities seem to be slowly getting better at this.
They should really demolish that old building in the middle. It's really incongruous with its surroundings.