Properties in  Flamengo and Catete Rio de JaneiroPractically the same borough, Flamengo and Catete (a prime area) are quiet neighbourhoods with next to no nightlife and an unappealing beach. The place is, however, a backpacker’s haven with its inexpensive lodges. In the vast Flamengo Park, the futuristic-looking Museu Carmen Miranda holds a jumble of the singer’s musical memorabilia—posters, records, photographs, and her trademark colourful costume hats. Catete has its own attraction, the Palácio do Catete, once the Presidential palace and now a historical museum, with an art gallery and theatre next door.