VISIT USGuesthouse Rua da Assembleia #19 Fundos 21001020 Nova Brasilia Complexo do Alemão, Rio de Jareiro Brazil Art and Work Space Rua da Assembleia #9 21001020 Nova Brasilia Complexo do Alemão, Rio de Jareiro Brazil (1minute walking from the guesthouse only!)
From the CITY CENTER: Take the train from Central to Bonsucesso and transfer to the Teleferico (cable car) up to the station of ‘Itararé’. When you get out of the Teleferico station, ahead and slightly to the left you will see a street leading up from the station. Take this street (‘Rua da Assembleia’) and walk up for about 3 minutes, until you see a small square overlooking the city on your left hand side and a pillar with ‘Barraco #55′ painted on it on your right. Take the small alley on the right hand side, and on your left you will see a door marked ’19 Fundos’. If you want to go to the art space, don’t enter the alley but continue walking on the main street. It’s the 4th building on you rright hand side after Barraco#55’s alley.
From the AIRPORT: Barraco #55 is relatively close to Galeao / Tom Jobim airport and by bus it will generally take you about 20 mins to get here. Outside the second floor of the airport, take the ônibus 915, or a ‘Kombi’ (a white mini bus) to ‘Bonsuceso‘. At the final stop, you can take the Teleferico (cable car) up to the station of ‘Itararé’. For further directions see description above (From the City Centre).
Of course, you can always ask a taxi driver if they do go up to Complexo do Alemão, as for some that is no problem, but please don’t let them scare you: Taxi drivers spread really negative information about the favelas and warn tourists not to go there because it’s supposed to be too dangerous! This is NOT the case. Since the pacification project in Rio it is now safe for tourists to enter the favela. Furthermore, if you stay with us, you will be treated nicely and respectfully, as the community knows about our work!
A taxi during the day should be around 40 Reais. Be sure to take a taxi from the DEPARTURE FLOOR (on the second floor of the airport) and NOT from the arrivals floor as they will charge you double there!