Gávea: Rio’s Garden Neighborhood

By William Jones, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The neighborhood of Gávea is a popular, high-end residential region of Rio's Zona Sul (South Zone), its affluence represented by the leafy surroundings of dwellings mixed in among a bohemian feel of professionals and students. As such, the contrast with neighboring Rocinha, one of the continent's largest favelas, is a striking one.

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