Recently built to honor one of the leading poets of Vila, it seeks to reproduce one of his most famous songs, “Conversas de Botequim”.
UERJ's building represents Rio de Janeiro at its worst. Designed to be a hospital, its works were abandoned and were later taken over by people expelled from the city center, constituting the “favela do esqueleto”. It remained so, until Carlos Lacerda’s government, when the population was driven out of the premises and Rio de Janeiro’s State University was built in its place.
Address: 524, São Francisco Xavier St. - Maracanã
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday from 8am to 5pm
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