By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – One of Rio’s oldest and most traditional neighborhoods, Tijuca is so grand and all-encompassing that it often feels like a different city altogether. Though its excellent transport links, sense of community and comparatively lower property prices make it a popular choice for Cariocas.

Tijuca is known as a sprawling middle-class, family-friendly neighborhood situated just west of the city center. It is famous for its colonial mansions, and for being the birthplace of many legendary Brazilian musicians, including Tom Jobin, Tim Maia and Milton Nascimento.

The neighborhood’s . . .

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