"Flamengo" Flamengo Tip by MM212
Flamengo, Rio de Janeiro: 6 reviews and 9 photos
Flamengo is a mostly residential neighbourhood situated between Botafogo and Centro. Its main feature is the Parque do Flamengo (officially called "Parque Brigadeiro Eduardo Gomes"), a beautifully landscaped green park which borders the sea and has its own beach. The park was designed by Burle Marx, the famous landscape architect who also designed Copacabana's wavy black and white mosaic pavements. It is said that the area's name, Flamengo, was derived from the word "Flemish" in Portuguese in reference to a Belgian who owned the land centuries ago. The area has some expensive houses and is considered rather high end. The beautiful looking beach is almost never crowded because the water in this area is very polluted. However, the park and the beach are used almost exclusively by locals for sunbathing, jogging and other outdoor activities.
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