Rio de Janeiro: Day in the City CenterProduct ID: 72839
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- Visit Rio’s historic downtown and the Selarón Staircase
- Enjoy a guided walk through the small streets and cultural hubs
- See the new Porto Maravilha project with Santiago Calatrava's new Museum of Tomorrow
- Take the trolley over the Arches of Lapa to Santa Teresa
Admire the colonial architecture as you make your way to the revitalized area of the Centro. Porto Maravilha is an urban project that is changing the face of the city. Visit the recently inaugurated Museum of Tomorrow designed by Santiago Calatrava.
After, take a walk along the small and charming streets to Praça XV, the centerpiece of Rio’s historic downtown. As you continue on your guide will tell you about the history of Rio de Janeiro and Brazil, and how it differs from that of other colonized countries.
Stop at the city’s most traditional café, Confeitaria Colombo, and take a step back in time to the late 19th century. Then visit Rio’s most iconic plaza, where you’ll find the Municipal Theater, the National Library, the Museum of Belas Artes, and more.
After you have seen both the new and the old, you’ll take a trolley ride over the Arches of Lapa to the hillside bohemian neighborhood of Santa Teresa. This French-influenced part of town is loaded with restaurants and shops and is the perfect place to spend some time away from the hustle and bustle of the city. End your tour with a walk down the Selarón Staircase that has caught the interest of national and international visitors and has become one of the iconic places in Rio de Janeiro.
- Museum entrance fee
- Bilingual local guide
- Walking tour
- Round-trip transportation from the centrally located meeting point
- Food and drinks
- Hotel pick-up and drop off
Outside the entrance doors of the Museum of Art of Rio (MAR). Praça Mauá, 5 - Centro, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 20081-240. (Open in Google Maps)
• The duration of transfers is approximate, as the exact duration depends on the time of day and traffic conditions
Product ID: 72839