The neighborhood is known as the birthplace of samba, mainly because of the presence of the samba schools Portela and Império Serrano. The history of the neighborhood is related to the establishment of Rio’s suburb along the old railway axis, inaugurated by D. Pedro II. Originally a rural area , it was part of Fazenda do Campinho, leased to a cowboy called Lourenço Madureira, who, , held ownership of the property until his death in 1851 The neighborhood has acquired its name in a homage to the cowboy’s last name. , Anyway, what is Madureira, today? It’s the land of samba, for sure, due to the two historical giant samba schools that have their headquarters in this neighborhood, adorning and coloring its streets in blue, green and white. But Madureira is also the land of charm and balls at the underpass, the oldest in the city. Madureira is carioca, where one goes rollerblading and skateboarding in the park and enjoys a baile funk at night, it is shopping at Mercadão and walking by the train. Madureira is an icon of carioca’s suburbs. Does it have problems? Many, and solutions should always be demanded, but we should never fail to be proud of Madureira, not ever.
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