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Glória, Rio de Janeiro

Glória
Neighborhood
Glória is located in Rio de Janeiro
Glória
Glória
Location in Rio de Janeiro
Coordinates:
Country  Brazil
State Rio de Janeiro (RJ)
Municipality/City Rio de Janeiro
Zone South Zone
Our Lady of the Glory of the Hill Church, at Glória
Marina da Glória (left)

Glória is a middle-class neighborhood of the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It is located between the neighbourhoods of Centro and Flamengo, Rio de Janeiro.

History

In the 16th century, the base of Glória Hill was the site of a Tupí people village called Karioca. This village gave the name of the modern demonym of the city: carioca.[1]

In the 17th century, the Nossa Senhora da Glória do Outeiro church was built, at the peak of Glória Hill.[2] A 3 ft (914 mm) narrow gauge funicular[3] railway, first opened in 1945,[4] is employed to take visitors to the top of the hill.

In 1979, the Marina da Glória was inaugurated.[5]

References

  1. ^ http://www.ipahb.com.br/generali.php
  2. ^ http://www.outeirodagloria.org.br/noticias.htm
  3. ^ Zeitschrift Blickpunkt Straßenbahn (Tram Focus Magazine) - Trams of the World 2013
  4. ^ http://legis.senado.gov.br/legislacao/ListaTextoIntegral.action?id=73960&norma=99809
  5. ^ http://www.piniweb.com.br/construcao/urbanismo/marina-da-gloria-pode-ser-modernizada-95127-1.asp
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