Head to the favela Rocinha, we walk up to the top! Around noon, you will have the privilege to have lunch in a local restaurant ... To finish this superb visit, go to the sea, in SÃ£o Conrado where is the free flight club. If you have the adventurer temperament, you can choose between a flight Hang gliding or Paragliding.
The Rocinha is a favela located in Rio de Janeiro between the district of Gavea and SÃ£o Conrado. It stands out to be the biggest favela of Brazil. You can find various shops, services, restaurants ... as well as quality buildings.
There are many restaurants offering specialties of the Northeast and in Sundays there is a market for the sale of items from the same region at "Largo dos Boiadeiros". A habit that allows Rocinha residents, most of them Northeastern immigrants, to feel a little at home.
Regarding its security, the favela Rocinha was the theater of a major operation jointly led by the Rio police and the Brazilian army on November 13, 2011. The goal was to occupy the territory to place it out of the hands of traffickers. This first stage installed a pacifying police unit.
Despite the pacification of the favela Rocinha, it is important not to venture alone and without a guide. Do not underestimate the risks.
For those who wish to visit the Rocinha, I offer them this tour in complete safety.
n the 1930s, the current most populated favela of Rio de Janeiro was a garden, sort of small field. On this land, the inhabitants cultivated food and raised animals which they used to sell on the current place of "Praça Santos Dumont", in Gavea.
People admired the quality of fruits and vegetables sold in this market place. The producers said they came from their "Rocinha" and pointed at it on the top of the GÃ¡vea.
Two decades later, in the mid-1950s, the area, now massively occupied, soon became a veritable city inside the city.
The first house of Rocinha is considered as the number one of the Gavea road, built in 1932. In the 1950s, among the many immigrants from northern Brazil up to In Rio de Janeiro, many settled in the Rocinha, a thing that happens in the favela even today.
This growth intensified in the years 1970 and 1980. It was during this period that the Rocinha obtained the status of district. She owns from her own administrative area.