By Nicole Pelligrino, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO - A small but conveniently located neighborhood lays between Lagoa, Botafogo, Jardim Botânico and in the shadow of Christ the Redeemer at the base of Corcovado. Its name is Humaitá. The name serves as a dedication to the Battle of Humaitá in Paraguay during the War of the Triple Alliance.

The western side of Humaitá holds quaint, shaded streets with beautiful old homes which border the striking granite rock faces and tree-covered hills. The main through ways of the neighborhood include Rua São Clemente (which changes into Rua Humaitá), Volunt . . .

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