Cais do Valongo, Rio’s African Heritage

By Andrew Willis, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – One of the appeals to traveling in Brazil is the rich diversity and heritage pervasive in the relatively young country. In Rio de Janeiro, authorities have established a series of cultural sites intended to explore the city’s former unfortunate role as the world’s largest African slave market in the Nineteenth Century.

At present, few visitors to Rio venture into the Saúde and Gamboa neighborhoods of Centro near Praça Mauá and the Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?