Visiting the Newly Refurbished Parks in Rio’s Zona Sul

Two charming neighborhood squares, Antero de Quental in Leblon and Nossa Senhora de Paz in Ipanema, have received major upgrades thanks to Rio's new Metro Line 4.

By Nelson Belen and Ciara Long, Contributing Reporters

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - One of the most important legacy projects of the Rio 2016 Olympics and Paralympics was the new metro (subway) line which not only impacted transportation by connecting Ipanema in Rio’s Zona Sul (South Zone) with Barra da Tijuca in Zona Oeste (West Zone), but also resurrected beloved neighborhood squares in two of Rio’s most upscale and trendiest neighborhoods, Antero de Quental in Leblon and Nossa Senhora de Paz in Ipanema.

Named after the Portuguese poet Antero Tarquínio de Quental (1842-1891), Praça Antero de . . .

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