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Historical Downtown Walk

Centro, Brazil

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Experience hosted by Paulo

2.5 hours
Includes equipment
Up to 5 people
Hosted in English, Portuguese

What you'll do

The idea behind his experience is to unite the most visited spots at Downtown Rio with the historical knowledge about the city. After this day everyone will be able to call themselves a native from Rio, a carioca.

We start at the downtown hub at "Largo da Carioca" Square (Carioca Station), then walk to places like the Municipal Theatre, Fifteen Square (Praça XV Station) and Olympic Boulevard.

We learn some colonial history from churchs like San Franscisco Convent, San Jose Church, Candelária and San Bento Church.

Then we go the to luxurious museums built by the time Rio was a Imperial Capity from Portugal. Places like the National Library, Fine Arts Museum and the Fifteen Square reveal the european influence at the architectural and cultural of the city. Did you know the Rio's Municipal Theatre ins inspired by the French Paris Opera?

At the Twenth Century the city made several changes at their streets, its the time major avenues is built and many changes like a tram system, them later a subway system came to Rio. At this point in history, we will visit the National Bank Cultural Center that is the most important museum at the city.

The tour comes to a end by visiting the most recent place at the city, the Olympic Boulevard where we can see the Tomorrow Museum located at a beautiful pier where we can see the Guanabara Bay.
Other things to note
I strongely recommend having a meal before having a walk.
The idea behind his experience is to unite the most visited spots at Downtown Rio with the historical knowledge about the city. After this day everyone will be able to call themselves a native from Rio, a carioca.

We start at the downtown hub at "Largo da Carioca" Square (Carioca Station), then walk to places like the Municipal Theatre, Fifteen Square (Praça XV Station) and Olympic Boulevard.

We learn some colonial history f…

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What's included

  • Equipment
    Guide Walk.
From $7
/ person
Mon, Dec 7
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
$8 per person
$8 per person
Tue, Dec 8
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
$8 per person
$8 per person
Wed, Dec 9
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
$8 per person
$8 per person

Meet your host, Paulo

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 31 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Hello, my name is Paul (Paulo at Portuguese), I am a writer and teacher that studs urban history for years. By now I am getting a master degree at Urban Geography. As a native from Rio, this is the city that inspires me the most for studying cities, I love architecture, gastronomy, art and transportation; all this subjects is part of this amazing experience at Rio.
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Where you'll be

We will visit the most relevant churches, museums, squares and parks of Downtown Rio.

Rated 4.71 out of 5 from 31 reviews.

Izzat
October 2020
Paulo has deep knowledge of the city and the history. Very chatty (in a good way of course). Great experience during this trip cause he shared alot of things and knowledge. Highly recommended to everyone.
Jack
February 2020
Paulo was so accommodating in making arrangements. His current studies in the relevant area gave good background to the tour. He also shared his life experiences and perspectives which made it feel special. I was the only one on the tour, so it was very easy to ask questions. Indeed after the tour, he helped me buy a SIM card for my phone. He’s a very helpful person. I would recommend this to others.
Paulo was so accommodating in making arrangements. His current studies in the relevant area gave good background to the tour. He also shared his life experiences and perspectives w…
Murilo
January 2020
Ao Paulo só tenho a agradecer! Acompanhou-me e apresentou o Rio de uma maneira especial. Atencioso, preocupado, dedicado, profissional, são algumas das qualidades que percebi durante o tour. Deu-me excelentes dicas e ficou sempre auxiliando e assistindo meus questionamentos. Enfim, só elogios! Gratidão verdadeira, grande abraço Paulo!
Ao Paulo só tenho a agradecer! Acompanhou-me e apresentou o Rio de uma maneira especial. Atencioso, preocupado, dedicado, profissional, são algumas das qualidades que percebi du…
Kleber
January 2020
O roteiro é interessante e passa por locais de importância histórica singular, seguindo uma ordem cronológica dos acontecimentos. Paulo demonstrou ter bastante conhecimento histórico.
Thalita
January 2020
Recomendo o tour do Paulo. Possui profundo conhecimento do que se propõe a apresentar. É educado e inteligente.
John
December 2019
Wonderfully informative tour, beautiful city. Paulo extended the tour to include the art walk, was a perfect ending to the tour. Thanks Paulo

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

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

Guest requirements

Up to 5 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

Walking at open spaces require sun blocking and hidration