Glória: The 19th Century Oasis is Reemerging in Rio de Janeiro

By Shalina Chatlani, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Nestled within Rio's Centro, and sitting beside Catete and Flamengo (in Zona Sul), Glória offers the architectural grandeur of the 19th century within a modern and eclectic setting, which spills over from the bohemian area of Santa Teresa just above it.

Serving as one of the most important centers in Rio's formation, Glória, as well as its history, dates all the way back to the 16th century. At the base of Glória Hill, in fact, there existed a village for Tupí people called Karioca, a site . . .

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