Michael Jackson Statue
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Eivind S
Oslo, Norway352 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Friends
Went here with my friend during the daytime on a sunday. Walked up the whole way from Botafogo. The statue is quite far up in the favela, so remember to bring a bottle of water along the way. There are some sketchy types along the way, so try to be polite and say hi to everyone.
I just had to come here to see the place where he recorded one of his best videos. Recommended!
Written April 27, 2017
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adammawright
Poole, UK578 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Solo
Went as part of a tour with a local guide from the favela. I really enjoyed the trip up and around the favela. The statue and the mural is pretty cool. The Santa Marta favela is very interesting and I highly recommend a trip to the statue on a tour of the favela. There are some great views of Rio to be had.
Written June 28, 2016
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Strangerinncl
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2016 • Couples
I really enjoyed the visit to Santa Marta and the Michael Jackson statue. I'm a big MJ fan and was keen to see the filming location for part of the They Don't Care About Us video. Santa Marta is a pacified Flavela but I initially went to the Flavela on a Sunday with my partner and before I entered I have to say I didn't feel particularly safe. An old lady stopped me and said don't go in there, so we turned around and left. The next day we returned with a guide which was excellent. We had a full 2 hour tour of the flavella including lots of info about the area, the history and of course Michael Jackson's visit. With the guide at our side I felt very safe and took lots of photos of the area (not residents) with no hassle. Worth the trip.
Written April 11, 2016
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Rafael
Rio de Janeiro, RJ17 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018
I’m natural from Rio de Janeiro but have been living in UK for many years now. While visiting my home town with my partner, we’ve decided to cross this attraction off our list following trip advisor recommendations. While nothing has happened to us, we were really surprised to see how eerily silent and empty of tourists this place is. After been led down to city by a local “scout”, we started realising how fool we were to put our lives at risk. A quick google search reveals that there has been more shootings in this community than in others that are much larger and have traditionally been considered much more dangerous. I’m writing this after having read an article in the news about the violence there. Confrontations between police and criminals happened just one day after our visit. The statue is now next to one of the spots where the dealers sell drugs, so be sure you will be watched while visiting it. There’s even a picture of the statue with a rifle, taken by criminals ! Don’t get fooled by the presence of hostels and souvenir shops, as we were while checking google maps. They’re mostly empty now. I feel sorry for the community and the honest locals that kind of depend on the tourism there, but I’ll be filing a request to trip advisor to take this off the website.
Written December 16, 2018
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Truegrid
126 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018
We enjoy d the tour, saw the video. Fun, and interesting, another aspect of the evolution of this favela.
Written December 8, 2018
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MrKapoooor
Chandigarh, India18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015 • Friends
nice eye attraction place where you really want to go and enjoy that place and never want to forget about it....
Written January 27, 2016
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GibbaanCpt
Cape Town, South Africa18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Solo
Our guide,Philippe,was very professional and knowledgeable about the favela.I never felt unsafe and got to experience what life is like in this community. I highly recommend it.
Written December 20, 2019
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