Rio de Janeiro: Landmark, 2015. color plates, plans, color pict. wrps. Item #109658
The villa is located in a plaza named "Aymoré" that refers to Indians tupinambás, the first to occupy the hill Morro da Glória. The building complex is also neighbor to the Glória do Outeiro Church, one of the most important examples of the baroque architecture of a city that was also the house of the Baroness of Sorocaba, sister of the famous Marquise de Santos -both lovers of the Emperor. Legend has it that the stone path that leads from the Aymoré's plaza to the Church was used by Emperor don Pedro I to visit his lover without arousing suspicion. Built between 1908 and 1910 as residences of high standard and acquired in 2010 by editorial Landmark, the Villa has been reconstructed to urban life as a commercial venure, giving the city back a part of its history and culture. Auhor Nireu Oliveira Cavalcanti (b. Olivença 1944), better known as Nireu Cavalcanti, is an architect specialized in building projects, writer, teacher, artist and a leading authority on the history of Rio de Janeiro. PORTUGUESE LANGUAGE EDITION.