Tour in Santa Marta

Tour in Santa Marta.

Tour in Santa Marta.

Letzten Freitag haben wir die Favela Donna Marta besucht. Das ist die erste Favela, die in Rio de Janeiro pazifiziert worden ist (2008). Das heisst, dass die Polizei die Favela eingenommen hat und nun staendig bewacht. Auch wurde die Favela mit Wasser und Strom erschlossen. Die Favela wurde auch bekannt durch den Videoclip zum Song “They don´t care about us”, den Michael Jackson vor 20 Jahren in dieser Favela gedreht hat. Die Leute in der Favela waren sehr herzlich und haben uns stets begruesst. Die Menschen, die hier leben, sind gar nicht so arm, wie ich vorher dachte. Die Favela erinnert stark an eine groessere Wohngemeinschaft. Ein tolles Erlebnis!

Patricia Meier, Switzerland.

Last Friday we had a great Tour in Santa Marta. We met at Rio & Learn and we went to Favela Santa Marta which is right next to the metro station Botafogo. It was a great day for our students to know the daily routine of a favela and see something totally different from the life in Copacabana. We took the moment to speak Portuguese with the local residents.

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At the top of the Favela there is a statue in honor of Michael Jackson, who was there to record the videoclip of the song They don’t really care about us and this made the place even more famous. Besides that, it was the first favela to be pacified and is one of the most secure ones. Our students were totally immersed in the life at the favela and we had the opportunity to go inside a house to talk to a resident that explained us how it is to live there. It was an amazing afternoon at Santa Marta.
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Come and meet Rio & Learn and participate on our RioLIVE! activities. You’ll have fun while you practice Portuguese.

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