Rio de Janeiro - Brazil
Architectural tour in beautiful downtown area of Rio de Janeiro
On this walking tour of Rio de Janeiro you will see the main sites of the city, learn about the history since the city was founded, hear the story of the arrival of the Portuguese royal family and explore all the details of Rio’s culture.
During the tour in Rio de Janeiro, you will visit:
Caes 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 Maua: The new, modern part of the port
Museum of Tomorrow: Rio’s science museum, designed by famous architect Santiago Calatrava.
Sambodromo: The Home of Carnival in Rio
Republic Square: A square close to where Brazil was declared a Republic in 1889.
Tiradentes Square: Home of the oldest public statue in Rio
Metropolitan Cathedral: The modern style cathedral built in 1964.
Lapa Arches: An impressive aqueduct built in the middle of the 18th century
Cinelandia: The major public square in Rio
Av. Rio Branco: One of Rio’s main thoroughfares
XV November Square: A plaza that is home to the Palacio Tiradentes, also known as where the Legislative Assembly of Rio takes place.
Travessa Do Comerico: A historical, narrow cobblestone street full of restaurants and bars
Olympic Boulevard: The World’s largest Olympic live site, built for the 2016 games.