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Rio’s Bohemian Neighborhood Gamboa Opens its Doors This Weekend

By Tomi Streiff & Jane Hallisey

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Gamboa, a neighborhood many Cariocas wouldn’t dare to visit until not too long ago, is opening its doors. This weekend, 20 cultural initiatives will open their spaces to the public at the “Gamboa de Portos Abertos” Festival.

From Friday morning May 24th, until Sunday evening the 26th, more than 70 free attractions will await the public.

Gamboa’s oldest claim to fame is the Cais do Valongo, a UNESCO World Heritage site since 2017. Historians estimate that 500,000 to 1 million of the 4.9 million slaves that . . .

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