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Experience hosted by Raul

2.5 hoursHosted in Portuguese, English and Spanish
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Up to 10 people

What you'll do

We will walk approximately 2 and a half hours passing through the historic streets of the city center. We will see buildings and palaces of a Rio de Janeiro that was the capital of Colony, Empire and Republic.
Walking through the city center is like a time machine. We will see churches, palaces and mansions from centuries past always with French and Portuguese influences.
In addition we will tell those very interesting urban legends, many of them even unknown to the majority of the population of Rio.
Come walk through history with us!

Script -
Meeting Point - Staircase of the Municipal Theater

Cineândia / Largo da Carioca / Colombo Confectionery / Rua do Ouvidor / Praça XV / Paço Imperial / Palacio Tiradentes / Arco dos Telles / CCBB
Other things to note
It will be a light walk with stops of approximately 2.5 hrs (an average of 3 km). We need to be aware of travel restrictions.
It is essential to wear comfortable shoes and avoid heavy bags
We will walk approximately 2 and a half hours passing through the historic streets of the city center. We will see buildings and palaces of a Rio de Janeiro that was the capital of Colony, Empire and Republic.
Walking through the city center is like a time machine. We will see churches, palaces and mansions from centuries past always with French and Portuguese influences.
In addition we will tell those very interesting urban legends, ma…

Meet your host, Raul

Host on Airbnb since 2014
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I am a Historian and I work as a tour guide carrying out tours in the center for over 8 years. Our team takes tourists and foreign students weekly to learn more about our past. We love this region because it shows another side of Rio de Janeiro. It is a trip to the time of Colony, Empire and Republic with Portuguese, French, English and even North American influences.
We have been featured in newspapers, magazines and showed NBC in the USA and BBC in England that our city is much more than samba, beach and football.
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Where you'll be

There is no single "special" place in the city center. The truth is that walking the streets with someone who knows not only the official history but also the urban legends makes the difference. Many people go alone but miss the curious and fun content of each place. That funny case starring a president or an emperor who is the 'plus' and the surprise of the tour.

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.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

Water

confortable clothes