Meeting: 13:30 at Rio & Learn
Cost of the activity: 110 reais
Santa Marta got famous around the world when Michael Jackson recorded the video ‘They don’t care about us‘ on 1996. The team that recorded the music video had to ask permission to the local drug dealer boss in order to be able to record. Fortunately, on 2008 Rio’s Militar Police settle the first UPP (Pace-keeping Police Unit) of Rio de Janeiro and they finished with drug dealers. Santa Marta is today one of the safers favelas in Rio. Santa Marta got other popular visitors as Madonna.
We will be going up to morro Santa Marta with the local elevator and there we will visit the Michael Jackson statue that was settle up one year after Michael Jackson death, on the same place where he recorded the video. How amazing would it be to take a picture with this legend of the pop music? We are going to walk around, enjoying some of the best views of Rio de Janeiro and finally we will visit Praça Cantão that is one of the most amazings art works in Rio created by two dutch guys. On this project, favela’s youngs painted houses as they got paycheck and got education. Get more info about the project here.
Come to Rio & Learn and practice Portuguese having fun with our RioLIVE! Weekends!
See some of our lasts visits at Dona Marta:
You are gonna enjoy 😉