Rio Esporte Arte Brings Three New Murals to Rio

Rio Esporte Arte (Rio Sport Art) brought five murals to Rio de Janeiro during the Olympic and Paralympic Games.  Well the organization is back to make the Cidade Maravilhosa even more vibrant with three more murals that will soon cover the facades of the hospitals of the National Cancer Institute (INCA).  Read on for details of Rio Esporte Arte’s upcoming project (which is expected to utilize 500 spray cans and more than 200 litres of paint):

RIO ESPORTE ARTE BRINGS THREE NEW MURALS TO THE CIDADE MARAVILHOSA

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Visit Ilha Grande (Big Island) From Rio

Just a two-hour drive and a short boat trip from Rio de Janeiro lies Ilha Grande (Big Island), a beautiful island off of Brazil’s Green Coast.  Visitors can expect to enjoy a handful of the most beautiful beaches in Brazil, boat tours, and hiking opportunities (for the more adventurous, ‘Pico do Papagaio’ or The Parrot Peak offers a stunning view of the region’s 365 islands):

VISITING RIO DE JANEIRO’S ISLAND ESCAPE ON ILHA GRANDE

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Brazil’s Largest Airline Offers Direct Flights to the U.S.

GOL, Brazil’s largest airline began offering direct flights to Miami, Florida and Orlando, Florida earlier this month.  Flights boast ‘premium economy’ seating and partnerships with another U.S. airline means that passengers can easily connect to eight other U.S. cities as well:

GOL, BRAZIL’S LARGEST AIRLINE, LAUNCHES DIRECT FLIGHTS TO THE U.S.

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Rio Mural Depicts the Beauty of Sisterhood

Tomorrow, November 20th, is Black Consciousness Day, and it is on this day that Brazilian Street Artist Panmela Castro will unveil a three-story high mural that beautifully reflects the sisterhood of shared pain.  Read on for more on the mural (and where you can view in in-person), which Castro calls “Dororidade.”

PANMELA CASTRO: “DORORIDADE” AND THE SISTERHOOD OF SHARED PAIN IN RIO

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Women of the World Festival This Weekend

Rio’s Porte Maravilha will host the Women of the World Festival this weekend through Sunday, offering 150 free activities that are open to the public.  Attendees can expect to celebrate ‘the diversity of the feminine experience’ alongside national and international guests from areas such as business, the arts, and activism:

WOMEN OF THE WORLD FESTIVAL DEBUTS IN BRAZIL AT RIO’S PORTE MARAVILHA

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Árvore de Natal da Lagoa…is Coming to Town!

We don’t know about Santa Claus, but Árvore de Natal da Lagoa is coming to town!  After a two-year absence (due to a lack of funding) the famous Lagoa Christmas Tree will return to Rio on December 1st.  The tree has a new sponsor (Petrobras) and will be celebrated with music and a fireworks show:

AFTER TWO YEAR ABSENCE, RIO’S LAGOA CHRISTMAS TREE RETURNS

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Rio’s Gastromotiva Serves Up A Side of Humanity

We can’t begin to express the awesomeness of the restaurant featured in today’s article.  Established in 2016, Refettorio Gastromotiva serves innovative fare and a heaping side of humanity to homeless diners in Rio.  Read more about this unique project, which serves food donated by companies that would otherwise throw it away, and prepared by a team of trainees led by professional chefs:

MORE THAN A MEAL: THE SWANKY RIO RESTAURANT FOR HOMELESS PEOPLE

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