Rio de Janeiro: Neighborhoods

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West of Downtown

Neighborhoods west of downtown are mainly residential. Some are middle-class and some are poor. Unless you're a local, it's hard to know which areas are safe and which are not, so you should avoid wandering around. One exception is pleasant Quinta da Boa Vista, which is fine to wander. You can easily get here by metro, but avoid coming after dark.

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West of Downtown at a Glance

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Fodor's Rio de Janeiro & Sao Paulo 2014

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