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Piscinão de Ramos is an artificial beach and chlorinated swimming pool along the polluted Guanabara Bay in Rio de Janeiro’s North Zone. The “piscinão,” which translates to "big pool" in English, is surrounded by fifteen favelas.

Despite its popularity, the "piscinão,” "big pool," is controversial. Some north region residents believe it was built to keep them from the luxurious south zone beaches.
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