Morro Santa Marta

Morro Santa Marta and Michael Jackson

Morro Santa Marta and Michael Jackson

J’ai eu l’occasion de visiter la favela Santa Maria grace à Rio and Learn. Il est préfèrable d’effectuer cette visite en groupe, et cela a l’avantage de pouvoir échanger avec les autres étudiants. Cette expérience  s’est avérée aussi intéressante qu’enrichissante. Il m’a semblé important de découvrir cet aspect de Rio souvent ignoré par les touristes. Ainsi, les contrastes sociaux de la ville sont surprenants et permettent de mieux saisir l’ambivalence de la vie carioca. De plus cela permet de se distancer des préjugés que les personnes peuvent avoir concernant les favelas. C’est une visite pleine d’émotions, et un moment très apprécié par l’ensemble des étudiants.

Clémence Jensen, France

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Morro Santa Marta or (Favela Santa Marta) is a very popular favela in Rio de Janeiro, it is located in Botafogo and always very requested for visitations. The favela is also well known because of the popular pop singer Michael Jakson who filmed part of his video for the song They don’t care about us up there.

Our students, from France, Germany, Russia, Finland, Italy e Sweden visited Morro Santa Marta and they could see a little bit of how the favela looks like from the inside. There, they could walk through streets, ‘vielas’ (alleys), take pictures and also talk in Portuguese to the people who live there and see this different concept of neighborhood in Rio de janeiro. In the end, at the up part of the mountain, they could enjoy a beautiful view from the south part of Rio and also take pictures with the statue of the king of pop and pay a nice tribute to him.

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