Ancient Rio and Santa Teresa Tour with Hotel pick-up and drop-off

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We invite you to join us in a journey back in time though Ancient Rio and Santa Teresa! Let’s visit the historical center of Rio and go to the Mosteiro de São Bento, walk through the Praça XV, Arcos dos Teles, Cinelandia (and take the opportunity to visit Colombo’s bakery) and the Arcos da Lapa. We will also visit the bucolic neighborhood of Santa Teresa with the beautiful houses of the early 20th century. Santa Teresa is famous for its traditional tram from 1897 and for being the nest of several painters that open their houses so that you can check their work.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Rio Carioca Tour Ltda

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Santa Teresa

Bucolic neighborhood, home to several painters. Admire the wonderful mansions which date back to the 20th century and be amazed at its history. The neighborhood still has the tram which was built back in 1897.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Centro Cultural Municipal Parque das Ruinas

Former home to a preeminent female art supporter, Laurinda Santos Lobo, the Parque das Ruínas is now a cultural center that keeps her legacy of supporting artists everywhere.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Carioca Aqueduct

It used to transport water, but now is a popular means of transportation for residents of Santa Teresa.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Praca Quinze de Novembro

The square is located in the historical centre of Rio de Janeiro and is surrounded by the Palácio Tiradentes, the Legislative Assembly of Rio de Janeiro; and the Paço Imperial. The Praça XV Station is a ferry terminal servicing a number of destinations in the city of Rio de Janeiro and Niteroi

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Arco do Teles

Located in what was once the downtown market of the city, it has small streets and alleys full of bars and small restaurants.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Cinelandia

Famous square in downtown Rio, surrounded by historical buildings with great places to take a picture.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Museu Nacional De Belas Artes

Designed in 1908 by architect Adolfo Morales de los Rios to host the National School of Fine Arts, heir to the Imperial Academy of Fine Arts, this building was built during the urban modernization carried out by mayor Pereira Passos in the then Federal Capital. We do not enter, but we take time enjoying the architecture aspects of this building.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Theatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro

Inaugurated in 1909, the Theatro Municipal is one of the most importante theaters of Brazil and Latin America. The Theatro Municipal has drawn international artists and important names from Brazilian culture, including dancers, musicians, opera singers, and performing artists. Since the 1930s, the Theatro Municipal of Rio de Janeiro has maintained its artistic independence, and is the only Brazilian institution to have its own choir, a symphony orchestra, and ballet company. We do not enter, but we take time enjoying the architecture aspects of this building.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: National Library (Biblioteca Nacional)

The biggest library in Latin America was founded in 1810 by D. João VI, the King of Portugal. It is an imponent building with an archive of almost 9 millions items in downtown Rio that holds rare books, manuscripts, original letters written by Princess Isabel, the first newspapers printed in the country, and two copies of the precious Mainz Psalter Bible, printed in 1492. We do not enter, but we take time enjoying the architecture aspects of this building.

Duration: 10 minutes
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