Gestern waren wir mit Pablo im Parque e Palacio do Catete. Im Park befand sich eine Austellung ueber die Favelas in Rio. Im Palacio befand sich ein Museum der Republik. Pablo erklaerte uns wirklich alles sehr gut! Es war sehr interessant und insgesamt ein toller Nachmittag. Danke Pablo!
Guido Otto, Germany.
In our last RioLIVE! we went to an exhibition in Catete that showed pictures and the history of the favelas in Rio de Janeiro, places such as Rocinha, Borel, Dona Marta and also some projected neighborhoods that became favelas, such as Vila Kennedy and Cidade de Deus. There is no better place for this exhibition than Parque do Catete, a place surrounded by the city history, where many political decisions were made and also where Getúlio Vargas, one of the most popular Brazilian presidents that killed himself.
At Parque do Catete besides watching this exhibition, you can enjoy the beauty of the place relaxing and in our students’ case, speaking Portuguese while they walked around the place in a very calm and sunny day. After that, we went to Palácio do Catete to know a little bit about its history, our Portuguese students were amazed with the beautiful and archicteture of the place, a good reason that they used to practice even more their Portuguese comparing the palaces in Europe too. It was an amazing afternoon with a lot of history, Portuguese and fun!