A historic tour
Walking we will explore the historic area of Rio. We'll start at Cinelândia, the most eclectic space of Rio built between 1902-1910 to promote the sanitation and consequently modernization of the area. There we will see the beautiful Municipal Theatre, The Pedro Ernesto palace, built to be the city council, The National Museum of Fine Arts, The National Library that houses the royal Portuguese Library that came with D. Joao VI from Portugal and the Federal Justice Cultural Center built initially to be the episcopal miter.
Then we will go to Lapa, the bohemian area of Rio de Janeiro. There we will be able to see the Lapa Aqueduct built at the 18th century to bring water into town. We will see the Selarón Stairs built by the Chilean artist Jorge Selarón, who claimed it as his tribute to the Brazilian people.
Though his Stairs, we will reach Santa Tereza, the bucolic area of Rio de Janeiro were we will be able to see very interesting places such as Parque das Ruinas and the Carmelitas convent dated 1750.
We will meet up at the lobby of the hotel, then we will take the subway to downtown area of Rio de Janeiro. There we will walk on the historic center. When we are done, we will be back by subway again.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
End Point Options: Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
Duration: 6 hours
We will be moving around by subway and walking
Estimated Local Cash Needed
30 R$ - Personal expenses such as water, soft drinks, snacks and metro ticket
Due to safety concerns, there are certain locations within Rio where I do not provide service.
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Excellent guide—-arrived on time and very knowledgeable. She did everything we asked for and more. Everyone in our group of six said she is the best. Very nice vehicle and goid safe driver. She could give lessons on how to be a guide. Gave us just the right amount of information at each location.