Grajaú: The Quiet Side of Rio

By Gabriela Godoi, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO - At first sight the small neighborhood of Grajaú, hidden away in Zona Norte (North Zone) of Rio, looks like an isolated small city. Bordered by Vila Isabel, Andaraí and Lins, it was built in the early decades of the 20th Century and first became 'residential' between 1925-1930 when the social club Grajaú Tênis Club was created and the local Catholic Church Nossa Senhora do Perpétuo Socorro was erected.

Nowadays the area can be considered middle class, mostly comprised of residential houses and fewer high rise . . .

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