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culture walk

Visit the Historical and Cultural Downtown

culture walk

Visit the Historical and Cultural Downtown

13 reviews
Duration
3 hours
Group size
Up to 4 people
Hosted in
English, Portuguese
culture walk

Visit the Historical and Cultural Downtown

culture walk

Visit the Historical and Cultural Downtown

13 reviews
Duration
3 hours
Group size
Up to 4 people
Hosted in
English, Portuguese

What you'll do

Visit the main sights of downtown Rio de Janeiro learning more about the city's history, local culture and social issues. Your guide, in addition to specialized knowledge, has lived in the city since birth and follows recent processes of urban transformation caused by major events and changes in government. The tour will have a local perspective of the current controversies in the main tourist capital of Brazil. After all, is Rio the wonderful city as it's known? From the aesthetic point of view, there is no doubt. But what can we say about the functioning of social relations, what are their impacts on the urban organization of the Center? We will leave the Arches of Lapa towards the Selarón Staircase. After, head to Cinelandia where you can see the Municipal Theater. We will pass by Largo da Carioca and walk along Rio Branco Avenue. In Praça XV, we will visit the CCBB and then the Candelaria Church. Through the Olympic Boulevard, we will arrive at Praça Mauá to see the Pedra do Sal and finish at Valongo Pier. During the walking, we will come across diferent buildings, squares and sculptures that are true icons of Rio's architecture, but also with bars, irregular occupations, street arts and corners that keep in a story untold by books. So, each tour is a unique experience in which the city constantly changes.

Your host

Learn more about Péricles

Péricles

Hey, guys! My name is Péricles, I was born and raised in the downtown of Rio de Janeiro, in Praça Mauá, and currently live in Lapa. I have a degree in History (UFRRJ), another one in Music (UFRJ) and a postgraduate degree in Arts (IFRJ) from nationally renowned federal institutions. In addition, I am very interested in the popular culture of Brazil and I like talking about the different realities of my city from a sociocultural perspective. I love sharing my local knowledge with people from other places who bring their respective life experiences with them. I believe those meetings are a great opportunity to meet new people and always promote very enriching situations for everyone. Oh! I am a lover of coffee, food of any kind, travel and of course, that cold beer, like all good carioca. lol

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Where you'll be

Lapa Arches; Selarón Staircase; Cinelandia; Municipal Theater; Largo da Carioca; Rio Branco Avenue; Praça XV; CCBB; Candelaria Church; Olympic Boulevard; Praça Mauá; Pedra do Sal; Valongo Pier.

Availability

Save 20% when you book 2 weeks in advance. 

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 15 and up can attend. Good mood and a smile.

More tips

Although the ride is completely flat terrain, it is important that the person is well prepared, as walking can be tiring on hot days. Besides, depending on the day of the reservation, some buildings can only be seen from the outside due to the possibility of being closed.

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Péricles
Visit the Historical and Cultural Downtown
13 reviews
From $14/person
13 reviews
From $14/person