Traditional neighborhood of Rio, North zone is located in the area called by Tijuca many of Great. Initially belonged to a large sesmaria donated to the Jesuits in the 16th century, and was intended for the cultivation of sugar cane, as well as the entire area around her.
Grajaú Born in 1912, after the allotment of land held in the region, the neighborhood, unlike Rio de Janeiro, majority in was planned. But it was in the 20 that their outlines began to take shape transforming Grajaú in that we know today.
The neighborhood has residential characteristics, with squares and tree-lined streets. You can still see some old buildings by dividing the landscape with modern constructions.
Surrounded by hills, occupied by communities. Grajaú Highlights the population growth the city's cluttered and its social contrast, as is a planned neighborhood, flanked by irregular communities without any urban planning.
Grajaú Whole via the has not lost its charm and is still one of the last quiet corners of Northern Rio. It is within the neighbourhood that is located at Grajaú, forest reserve was created in 1978 and quite sought after by those who enjoy outdoor activities.