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Barra Shopping

Barra Shopping

This is less of a megamall, and more of a gigamall. The largest in South America. Remember arcologies from Sim City 2000? It doesn't go up into the air, but sprawls out in a spaghetti bolognese of shops and ..

Food In Barra da Tijuca

Food In Barra da Tijuca

A word about food in Brazil: I'm not impressed, and I think I know why: it's the milk. Now, I'm predisposed to hating milk, since I can't drink it on its own without thinking of words like udders and squeeze ..

Downtown Of Barra da Tijuca

Downtown Of Barra da Tijuca

The first megamall is not so much a mall as a gated commercial village, with yellow and orange Disneylandesque buildings. The only serious feature is the cinema, which is always packed at the weekends.

Overview Barra da Tijuca

Overview Barra da Tijuca

Barra da Tijuca is a soulless expanse of freeways, carparks, megamalls and apartment towers, jutting out of Rio de Janeiro. You'd struggle to tell the difference between it and almost anywhere in the USA.

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