Botafogo, Still Rio de Janeiro’s Glorious Neighborhood

By Charlotte Markham, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Sitting in front of Guanabara Bay, Botafogo has always been a prestigious neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro, ever since it housed the Portuguese Crown in the late 1800s. Today, it continues to draw nighttime revelers, foodies and young professionals as an unpretentious contemporary melting pot of Rio's hip and trendy.

As shown from the colonial mansions and Palacio da Cidade (workplace of city's mayor), Botafogo once housed the richest and noblest . . .

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