Laranjeiras: Carioca Charm and Tradition in Rio de Janeiro

On the border between the city's Zona Sul (South Zone) and Zona Norte (North Zone) Laranjeiras is valued by residents for its quaint atmosphere of leafy green streets and market squares.

By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – What Laranjeiras lacks in beaches and tourists, it makes up for in verdancy, sophistication and a gema da Cidade (at the heart of the city) lifestyle. Tucked away from Guanabara bay and under the watchful gaze of Christ the Redeemer, Laranjeiras is a historically rich neighborhood that has enjoyed a deserved resurgence over recent years.

Once a royal residence, the neighborhood is home to two stunning palaces: the eponymous Palácio Laranjeiras, formerly the home to Brazil’s presidents and now the official residence of the state governor, it . . .

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