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Quadra Do Mocidade Unida da Santa Marta, Rio de Janeiro

Quadra Do Mocidade Unida da Santa Marta - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Quadra Do Mocidade Unida da Santa Marta
rua Jupira 72, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 22260-150Map
+55 21 2539 2604
Neighborhood: Zona Sul
Overview

Santa Marta may be a favela, but that shouldn't put tourists coming to enjoy the samba events held at the home of Mocidade Unida do Santa Marta, one of Rio's most popular and accessible samba schools. Since police took control of the favela several years ago, it has been free of the gun battles that blight many of the city's impoverished communities, and the location close to Botafogo makes it easy to reach from the tourist bases of the Zona Sul. The favela is famously the setting for the video to Michael Jackson's They Don't Care About Us, and there's even a statue in the favela honoring the late King of Pop, erected in 2010.

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Quadra Do Mocidade Unida da Santa Marta General Information
  • Type: Cultural Events
  • Nearest Train: Botafogo
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