What to expect: Rio Walking & Historical Tour, You will be taken by subway to downtown, emerging at Cinelândia Station, Cinelândia of Rio´s 1900s, with its relics of the French architectural influence such as the National Museum of Fine Arts. The museum collection, takes its rise in the transfer of the Portuguese Court to Brazil in the early 19th century, when King John VI brought along with him part of the Portuguese Royal Collection. Theatro Municipal – the city´s Opera House. The National Library, the largest library in Latin America and the 7th largest in the world, its collections include about 9 million items. Pedro Ernesto Palace (City Hall), is a magnificent building of neo-classical French architectural style or “Beaux-Arts”, a design that was considered symbolic of Rio de Janeiro’s modernization. Cultural Center of the Federal Court, served as the headquarters of the Supremo Tribunal Federal (Supreme Court) from 1909 to 1960. Following a restoration project completed in 2001 it opened as a cultural center.
On the way to Carioca square we see the Naval Club, the Monastery Church of Santo Antônio and the Ordem Terceira de São Francisco da Penitência, a true cultural richness of the Brazilian colonial architecture (1622).
A visit at the Confeitaria Colombo, built in 1894 in Art- Nouveaux, Tiradentes Palace (State Hall ), Praça XV including the Imperial Palace (the first residence of the Portuguese Royal Family), the statue of General Osório, Mestre Valentim´s Fountain and through the Teles Arch, reach the cobble-stoned Travessa do Comercio and the former residence of Carmen Miranda, the Church of Our Lady of the Merchants, the Post Office Cultural Center, France-Brazil House, Bank of Brasil Cultural Center and Candelaria Church. You will be taken back to the hotel by sub-way. Have fun in Rio Walking & Historical Tour!
Visits or stops: Cinelândia – Largo da Candelaria – Confeitaria Colombo – Church of Our Lady of the Merchants – France-Brazil House when open – Bank of Brasil Cultural Center and Candelaria Church when open..