Glória, Rio de Janeiro

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Glória
Neighborhood
Glória is located in Rio de Janeiro
Glória
Glória
Location in Rio de Janeiro
Coordinates: 22°55′15″S 43°10′25″W / 22.92083°S 43.17361°W / -22.92083; -43.17361Coordinates: 22°55′15″S 43°10′25″W / 22.92083°S 43.17361°W / -22.92083; -43.17361
Country  Brazil
State Rio de Janeiro (RJ)
Municipality/City Rio de Janeiro
Zone South Zone
Our Lady of the Glory of the Hill Church, at Glória
Marina da Glória (left)

Glória is a middle-class neighborhood of the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It is located between the neighbourhoods of Centro and Flamengo, Rio de Janeiro.

History[edit]

In the 16th century, the base of Glória Hill was the site of a Tupí people village called Karioca. This village gave the name of the modern demonym of the city: carioca.[1]

In the 17th century, the Nossa Senhora da Glória do Outeiro church was built, at the peak of Glória Hill.[2] A 3 ft (914 mm) narrow gauge funicular[3] railway, first opened in 1945,[4] is employed to take visitors to the top of the hill.

In 1979, the Marina da Glória was inaugurated.[5]

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