Legal Dispute with Neighbor Closes “The Maze,” a Uniquely Carioca Destination

Described by National Geographic as “unique and original,” The Maze was designed and built over ten years by an expatriate Englishman as a paean to his adopted home. Subsequently, Bob Nadkarni and his architectural creation have established themselves as local landmarks.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Simultaneously operating as a Jazz bar, a Bed and Breakfast and a cultural center, The Maze, located in the Tavares Bastos favela community above Catete, is one of Rio’s most unconventional and iconic attractions.

Described by National Geographic as “unique and original,” The Maze was designed and built over ten years by an expatriate Englishman as a paean to his adopted home.

Subsequently, filmmaker, artist, musician and raconteur Bob Nadkarni and his architectural creation have established themselves as local landmarks. Visitors are directed to "a casa do Bob" (Bob's house).

Despite this, The Maze . . .

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