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Urca: Peaceful Living on Rio’s Picturesque Peninsula

By Shalina Chatlani, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Urca, a part of Rio de Janeiro that juts out in a picturesque peninsula into the Guanabara Bay, is a safe and peaceful neighborhood with tasteful houses that lies just beyond Leme and Botofogo. The area is riddled with stunning historical buildings and homes that showcase artistic styles reminiscent of the Portuguese colonial period and beyond.

Although Urca is well known for its architecture, the neighborhood is most famous for Pão de . . .

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