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Jurujuba Neighborhood

30 de November de 2020

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Jurujuba is a neighborhood in the Niterói district. It is located east of the entrance to the Guanabara Bay and borders the Charitas neighborhood. Its name comes from the Tupi language – aju(r)-juba means yellow parrots.

That location was originally occupied during colonial times when the land was given over to produce growers. The Jesuits made their mark there, as well, before being expelled by the Marquis of Pombal, their land taken over by the government. The area has a predominance of hills, with altitudes varying from 39 meters (Morro do Lazareto) to 263 meters (Morro do Macaco).

The neighborhood is currently occupied by longtime residents and a fishing village, called Z8, is one of the state’s most traditional ones. Every July 29 the fishermen organize a parade in honor of their patron saint, Saint Peter. The celebration is part of the city’s official calendar and includes festivities at dawn, ornamenting the patron saint’s image and a dedicated mass.

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  • Jurujuba is the halfway point on the road that leads to the Fortresses Complex, the old fortification buildings used to defend the area against foreign invaders;
  • Avenida Carlos E. Marins is peppered with bars and restaurants (mostly seafood) – specially at its final stretch, close to Jurujuba beach;
  • The Z8 fishing colony is outfitted with a small cargo area that is also used as an open-air emporium.

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