Rio de Janeiro - Brazil
One day walking tour around main sights of Rio de Janeiro
Take our tour to discover the historical Port of Rio! Not only was the port the point of arrival for the Portuguese Royal Family and the starting point for Portuguese colonization, but it was also the origin of the Brazilian Empire. Nowadays, the port area is completely revitalized with modern museums, bars and restaurants.
During our walking tour in Rio de Janeiro you will visit:
Cais do Valongo: also known as the Valongo Wharf, it is the old dock that was the landing and trading place of African Slaves until 1831.
Pedro II dock: another historically significant dock in the port.
Pedra do Sal: a historical and religious site especially significant to those of African descent.
Mar: The Rio Art Museum.
Mauá Square and Pier: The new, modern part of the port.
São Francisco da Prainha Church: One of the oldest churches in Rio.
Museum of Tomorrow: Rio’s science museum, designed by famous architect Santiago Calatrava.