THE MOST ORGANIZED NEIGHBORHOOD OF RIO.
Until the middle of the last century, Barra da Tijuca was nothing more than a sequence of dunes, undergrowth, wetlands, and unsuitable for any type of plantation. Its history brings, in the 1667 years, a donation to the Benedictine religious, a later sale, and the difficulty of access, for being separated from the then Capital, by the mountains of the Tijuca National Park.
Its exploration began at the edges, with Jardim Oceânico being the most interesting neighborhood in the area, leading the private sector to build a bridge over the Tijuca Lagoon to facilitate access to it. In the 1960s, the urban project for the region was handed over to Lucio Costa, who designed the Barra da Tijuca Pilot Plan, similar to Brasília, favoring the wide avenues and large open spaces. Shortly after, the highway and the tunnel that connects Lagoa to Barra were built - and thus the future of Barra's occupation was traced.
The host of the 2016 Olympic Games, Barra da Tijuca has gained a new lease of life, and today it is a mixed neighborhood, which brings together commercial buildings where large national and international companies are located, shopping centers for different types of public, 5-star hotels with renowned restaurants, closed and self-contained condominiums, most of them with high standard buildings, and about 20 kilometers of beach for all types of sports. And it is the apple of the eye of the real estate market.