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Urca Neighborhood

25 de February de 2021

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Urca is an upper class neighborhood in the south side of Rio de Janeiro famous for Sugar Loaf, Praia Vermelha and Praia da Urca. In spite of being predominantly a quiet and residential neighborhood, Urca hosts the Military Engineering Institute (IME), the Naval War College (EGN), the Superior War College (ESG) and the Benjamin Constant Institute, among other institutions. In the neighborhood are located also the UNIRIO campus (Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro) and the UFRJ campus (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro). Other well-known places in the neighborhood are the São João fortress and the former Urca’s casino.

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  • In Urca, the Atlantic Ocean meets the Guanabara Bay, which means that the neighborhood has beaches with bay water and beaches with ocean water.

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