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Exploring the History of Rio’s ‘English Cemetery’ in Gamboa

By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Situated around twenty minutes ride away on the VLT from central Rio’s Cinelândia station, the ‘Cemitério dos Ingleses’ (English Cemetery) in Gamboa is a true hidden gem that holds many fascinating stories about British-Brazilian interactions throughout the city’s history. Here’s why it’s well worth a visit, and how to get there.

Chris Hieatt, Honorary Treasurer of the cemetery, has been involved in its running for sixteen years. “The best way to get to the . . .

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