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Mystery, history and crimes around Rio

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Experience hosted by Filipi E Jessica

3.5 hours
Includes tickets, transportation
Up to 4 people
Hosted in English, Spanish, Portuguese

What you'll do

I'll show you the mysterious side of Rio. You'll see the biggest baroque church in downtown where murders happened. We'll pass through the colonial XV Park to see the street where Rio's Witch kidnapped kids and then we'll take a historic trolley ride until the mystic Santa Teresa.
Other things to note
Bring your camera, sunblock, sunglasses, umbrella or rain jacket, in case of rain, and water. Wear comfortable walking shoes, light clothes, and bring a good vibe to enjoy this mysterious adventure.

Filipi E Jessica's commitment to safety

This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines—including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practising good hygiene and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
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What's included

  • Tickets
    Republican Museum entry
  • Transportation
    I'll provide your subway and trolley tickets.
From $26
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Filipi E Jessica

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 23 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I'm a journalist who was born in Rio de Janeiro. Since I was a kid, I've been fascinated with the mysteries and urban legends that have occurred in the city's streets and buildings. Even today, I continue to search extraordinary unsolved cases on the internet and at the libraries. Had Edgar Allan Poe been able to use Rio as his inspiration, he'd have had no lack of scenarios to feed his creativity. Whether they're true or not, these cases contribute to making the city much more interesting and wonderful.
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Where you'll be

Our first stop will be at the Republican Museum in the historic Catete neighborhood. After that, we'll ride the subway downtown and I'll take you to the Candelária Church. From there, we'll walk through the areas where the slaves were negotiated and where Rio's Witch used to capture her victims. We'll see several places along the way, including the Municipal Theater in the Cinelândia area, where strange things have happened and no one knows why.

Rated 4.91 out of 5 from 23 reviews.

Christian
December 2019
Hanging out with Filipi was incredible. Very intelligent and knowledgeable about the history and mysteries of this city. He showed has some hidden gems around city and some amazing views. Shared some great stores and recommendations on where to go and what to eat. By far one of my best experiences
Hanging out with Filipi was incredible. Very intelligent and knowledgeable about the history and mysteries of this city. He showed has some hidden gems around city and some amazing…
Sara
October 2019
La experiencia fue increíble y muy personal, no sientes eso en tour con 10 personas, fue muchísimo mas cercano, nos enseño muchas partes de Rio y conectamos muy bien, nos dio muchas recomendaciones para hacer después del tour.
Petra
August 2019
Filipi is very well informed and know really a lot about Rio, interesting stories and gossip ! He answered all my questions. I was alone in Rio so it was great chance how to walk safe with somebody who knows Rio. And he is lovely and funny person! I think he loves his "work"! Just try it, it's worth it!!! Once again thank you!
Filipi is very well informed and know really a lot about Rio, interesting stories and gossip ! He answered all my questions. I was alone in Rio so it was great chance how to walk…
Francisco
August 2019
I would recommend anyone that visits rio to take this tour. I feel like it was worth more than what I paid and I learned so much history in return. I even got to learn how to navigate the metro system.
Marco
August 2019
I am really glad I chose Berardo's house for my 3-weeks stay in Rio. right place good location. not the best location because of noise, but very close to a fantastic beach and all the necessary amenitis
Sylvie
July 2019
Visite guidée très originale qui mélange les connaissances historiques du Brésil avec des anecdotes sur des mystères de la politique ou des histoires de meurtres non résolus. Filippi est journaliste et il a mené des enquêtes pour essayer de répondre à ces questions mais qui nous ont fait comprendre entre autres l’histoire de l’empire puis république du Brésil de Pedro II à Vargas pour arriver à aujourd’hui, bacana obrigada Filippi!
Visite guidée très originale qui mélange les connaissances historiques du Brésil avec des anecdotes sur des mystères de la politique ou des histoires de meurtres non résolus. Filip…

Things to know

Cancellation policy

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

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

What to bring

Camera

Sunblock