Méier, Rio de Janeiro

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Méier
Neighborhood
Méier is located in Rio de Janeiro
Méier
Méier
Location in Rio de Janeiro
Coordinates: 22°54′05″S 43°16′56″W / 22.90139°S 43.28222°W / -22.90139; -43.28222Coordinates: 22°54′05″S 43°16′56″W / 22.90139°S 43.28222°W / -22.90139; -43.28222
Country  Brazil
State Rio de Janeiro (RJ)
Municipality/City Rio de Janeiro
Zone North Zone
Basilica of the Immaculate Heart of May

Méier is a neighborhood in the North Zone of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Education and leisure[edit]

The neighborhood has some private universities, several private schools (some almost centenary), state and municipal schools. The best known schools are private, Immaculate Heart of Mary School (sagrado Coração de Maria) based in 1914 in the former Imperial Street, current Aristides Caire Street Immaculate Heart of Mary College[1] and Metropolitan College (Colégio Metropolitano) founded in 1932 in street Dias da Cruz (where today is the Méier Shopping Mall) and has three units in the neighborhood.[2] There are several language private courses like CCAA, Brasas, Cultura Inglesa and Ibeu) and other courses (such as Kumon). There are also academies of traditional dance (Rio Dance Center) and Sport Club Mackenzie. Meiér has some good restaurants like Boi Bão at Lopez da Cruz Street and Casa do Bacalhau at Dias da Cruz Street.

Dias da Cruz Street is closed and turned into a recreation area on Sundays and holidays from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. between Hermengarda Street and Magalhães Couto Street.

Health[edit]

Salgado Filho Municipal Hospital is located in Méier. The hospital began its activities on October 12, 1920 under the name Auxiliary Service of the First Aid Méier. On November 28, 1951, changed its name to Méier dispensary. Only on March 27, 1963 it finally opened as Salgado Filho State Hospital. On March 17, 1977, the new Municipal Hospital Salgado Filho, with a main block (and 7 underground floors), with two annexes (with a 3 and another with 2 floors) is inaugurated by Mayor Marcos Tamoya and his Secretary of Health, Dr. Felippe Cardoso Filho.[3] Ana Barbosa on the street is located the post of Municipal CALL Caesar Pernetta.[4]

The Todos os Santos neighborhood near Méier has the Pasteur Hospital, which opened in 2005. The hospital, with 24 hour care, has emergency, gynecology/obstetrics, general surgery, orthopedic and radiology departments.[5]

Culture[edit]

The neighborhood was once a cultural center but past the year this scenario has changed. It used to have four movie theaters. The most famous of them was the Imperator. The others were: Art Méier and Bruni Méier (both on the Silva Rabelo street) and Paratodos (on the Arquias Cordeiro Street). In 1991, Imperator was transformed into a dance club, but it was closed in 1995.

The neighborhood has the Rio Dance Center, founded in 1973, which had among its students actress Adriana Esteves and presenter Fátima Bernardes.[6]

Transport[edit]

Supervia[edit]

The neighborhood has a SuperVia station: the Méier station. Only the trains of Deodoro Line stop at this station, but it is possible to reach other available lines (Japeri and Santa Cruz) at Engenho de Dentro station.

Bus lines[edit]

The neighborhood has two buses terminals: the Bus Terminal Americo Ayres (end point / line regulator of 8 and 16 routes) and Bus Terminal Architect Gelton Pacciello da Motta (end point / regulator, 7 lines and 15 itineraries). There are 93 routes and 55 lines operated by 23 companies that allow access to several other neighborhoods in the city.

Taxi[edit]

The neighborhood has 9 taxi stops controlled by the Municipality of Rio de Janeiro. Other stops (like Engenho de Dentro and Norte Shopping) at nearby areas facilitate the use of this mean of transportation. Méier has some taxi cooperatives, and Taxi Méier is one of the most famous and used by the population.[7]

Location Number of points Number of vacancies
Caetano de Almeida street 1 5
Dias da Cruz street 6 35
Maria Calmon street 1 5
Silva Rabelo street 1 3
Total 9 48

References[edit]

  1. ^ Colégio Imaculado Coração de Maria. "História" (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2008-05-06. [dead link]
  2. ^ Metropolitan College. "The College - Our history" (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2008-05-06. 
  3. ^ "Hospital Municipal Salgado Filho" (in Portuguese). Archived from the original on 2009-10-25. Retrieved 2008-05-06. 
  4. ^ Municipal Health Department; Division Didactic and Educational Technology Support. "WFP Caesar Pernetta" (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2008-05-07. 
  5. ^ "Website official" (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2008-05-06. 
  6. ^ Veja Magazine; Suplemento Veja Rio. "Casa of artists -- Academy Méier way in which dancers shine abroad" (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2008-05-06. 
  7. ^ Municipal Department of Transportation. "Taxi stations Governed by the municipal district of Rio" (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2008-05-10. 

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