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By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Laranjeiras is more than just home to several government buildings, such as the Palácio Guanabara, seat of Rio's state government. It is a upper middle-class, calm residential neighborhood in Zona Sul (South Zone), with historic buildings next to some of the most modern architecture in the city.

Laranjeiras, located north of Botafogo, in the backyard of Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?