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Get to know Rio through its architecture provided by Rio Arq Tours

Get to know Rio through its architecture

Get to know Rio through its architecture
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This is an observation experience of the architectural evolution of Rio for over 100 years. We'll start our walking by the Mauá Square, talking about Brasil's history. This Square is one of the regions with the greatest architectural variety in the city. After this, we will walk towards Cinelândia, a walk of approximately 2km, visiting buildings and discovering old 18th century churches hidden behind huge modern buildings! Cinelândia is another square full of historical examples of Brazilian architecture. It holds 5 of the 10 original buildings that remain from the opening of Rio Branco's Avenue in 1905. We'll explore their facades and their details.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Portuguese, English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Portuguese, English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 203974P1
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Certified Guide
Duration
2h 30m
Departure details
  • Praça Mauá, 5 - Saúde, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 20081-240, Brazil Our meeting point is the entrance of the "MAR- Museu de Arte do Rio". The best option to reach the meeting point is by VLT, getting off at the "Parada dos Museus" station. It is also possible to reach on foot if you choose to go by subway, the nearest station is "Uruguaiana".
  • Av. Rio Branco, 241 - Centro, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 20040-009, Brazil The ends inside the Federal Justice Cultural Center at the Cinelândia Square.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 5 travellers
Inclusions
  • Certified Guide
Departure details
  • Praça Mauá, 5 - Saúde, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 20081-240, Brazil Our meeting point is the entrance of the "MAR- Museu de Arte do Rio". The best option to reach the meeting point is by VLT, getting off at the "Parada dos Museus" station. It is also possible to reach on foot if you choose to go by subway, the nearest station is "Uruguaiana".
  • Av. Rio Branco, 241 - Centro, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 20040-009, Brazil The ends inside the Federal Justice Cultural Center at the Cinelândia Square.
Duration
2h 30m
Return details
  • Av. Rio Branco, 241 - Centro, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 20040-009, Brazil The ends inside the Federal Justice Cultural Center at the Cinelândia Square.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 5 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Praça Mauá, 5
    Praça Mauá, 5 - Saúde, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 20081-240, Brazil
    Our meeting point is the entrance of the "MAR- Museu de Arte do Rio". The best option to reach the meeting point is by VLT, getting off at the "Parada dos Museus" station. It is also possible to reach on foot if you choose to go by subway, the nearest station is "Uruguaiana".
    See address & details
  • 1
    Museu de Arte do Rio - MAR
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Central Bank of Brazil
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Church of Our Lady of the Candelaria
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil - CCBB Rio de Janeiro
    Irmandade de N.S. Mãe dos Homens
    Convent of St. Anthony (Convento do Santo Antonio)
  • 4
    The Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Sebastian
    Stop: 15 minutes
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    Pass by
    National Library (Biblioteca Nacional)
    Theatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro
  • 5
    Centro Cultural Justica Federal
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Av. Rio Branco, 241
    Av. Rio Branco, 241 - Centro, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 20040-009, Brazil
    The ends inside the Federal Justice Cultural Center at the Cinelândia Square.
    See address & details
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Vlad B
Tel Aviv, Israel103 contributions
Splendid architecture tour in downtown Rio
Oct 2019 • Solo
Aline is A very professional guide, knowing exactly how to tell Rio’s story from the architectural perspective.
She chose to show a great tapestry of intriguing buildings, was flexible and patient with my preferences.
Amazing insider stuff with a wonderful kick-up start. I strongly recommend her.
Written 10 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Andrew B
42 contributions
A very informative and interesting tour
Aug 2019 • Couples
My partner and I did the architect tour when we visiting Rio for our summer holiday. The guide was very knowledgeable about the history of the buildings in the old town which really brought it to life.

We recommended the trip to other travellers we met on our trip who also enjoyed it!
Written 7 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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