Meeting: 08:30 at Rio & Learn
Cost of the activity: 100 reais
Do you know what is the largest favela in Rio? The largest slum in the Cidade Maravilhosa is Rocinha. We’ll make a Favela Rocinha Tour to know a little bit of its area, history and curiosities. Located between the districts of Gávea and São Conrado, with high class and luxurious residential buildings, Rocinha causes a deep urban contrast in the region.
Rocinha has around 70,000 inhabitants though some believe more than 400,000 people live in the favela. It is the largest favela in Brazil and definitely is one of the favelas that grew faster in Latin America. This slum also is a neighborhood, housing fast food chains, banks, companies and hospitals. However, its makeshift architecture and its disorganized growth seems to be the engine that encourages people to know the wonderful city by one of the 700 favelas that Rio de Janeiro has.
We will walk through the alleys and lanes, visit a house where there is a slab with a very pretty view of the entire slum and nearby neighborhoods. We will also meet there the oldest construction of Rocinha, which is the church of Nossa Senhora da Boa Viagem and know some social projects, such as a DJ school and a nursery school for children.
Certainly, it will be an amazing experience because you’ll have the opportunity to see how the life in a big community is. Unlike the common, we will spent our afternoon meeting humble people, knowing a little bit more about their daily lives, their feeeling to live in a favela and their stories. Come to Rio & Learn and practice Portuguese at the school and also with our RioLIVE! Activities.
Recomendações / Recommendations
- Wear light clothes, comfortable shoes, cap and sun glasses
- Use sunblock, bring your camera, snacks or extra money for eating, drinking and buying local handcrafts