After the pick-up in hotels, the tour continues with a visit to the Maracanã Stadium (Bellini´s statue) and a stop at the Sambadrome (the stadium for the city´s main Carnival parade). In continuation, we tour along Avenida Presidente Vargas to see the Central Railway Station, Duque de Caxias Palace (former headquarters of the Ministry of the Armed Forces), Itamaraty Palace (former headquarters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs), Campo de Santana and via Avenida Passos to Tiradentes Square, Lapa Arches, Lavradio street and Avenida Chile. Visit the cone-shaped Metropolitan Cathedral, not only one of the Brazilian city`s landmarks, but also a masterpiece of modern art.
Then, visit In the bohemian neighborhood of Lapa, the Selarón staircase–one of the most fascinating and original staircases in the world. Its vibrant green, yellow, and blue colors, which are colors of the Brazilian flag, is the artist Jorge Selarón’s personal tribute to the Brazilian people. In continuation, The São Bento Monastery, which has been compared to a museum, has a monastic simplicity making it one of the most beautiful architectural complexes in Brazil. There is a surprising contrast between the austere purposefully simple appearance of the exterior and the richness of the interior highlighting gilded Baroque engravings with plants motifs and the exuberant Rococo style in the engraving on the high altar, cross vaulting and Chapel of the Santíssimo Sacramento. On the way back, along Aterro do Flamengo, we see the Museum of Modern Art, the Monument to the Fallen in World War II, the Church of the Outeiro da Glória, the beaches of Flamengo and Botafogo and return to hotels via Copacabana, Ipanema, and Leblon.
See the main attractions in Downtown area of Rio.
Compare historical places with new, modern areas
Feel the downtown live
- Trip Name: City Tour Of Art Architecture And Culture In Downtown Rio
- Trip Code: TL-318-307
- Country: Brazil
- Type: Group Tour,Live Guide Tour
- Activities: Culture & History Tours,Sightseeing Tours
- Starting Point: Av Atlantica, 1020, copacabana, rio de janeiro, brazil
- Ending Point: Av Atlantica, 1020, copacabana, rio de janeiro, brazil
- Multi-Language Guide: English
What to expect ?
Rio's downtown, where the antique and the modern merge, is the perfect mix between the craziness of our business center and the memories of more than 450 years of history. Have the chance to see the Maracanã stadium, stage of the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games, the Sambadrome where our carnival magic happens every year, the cone-shaped metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Sebastian the oldest Benedictine monastery in Rio with its baroque style church with carved wood and gold decoration, the colorful Selaron staircase covered in tiles from more than 260 countries, and more.
Tours starts from your hotel.
- Professional guide
- Hotel pickup and drop-off (select hotels only)
- Small-group tour
- Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
- Food and drinks
Afternoon -between 1pm and 1:30pm
Tour departs from main hotels in Leblon, Ipanema and Copacabana. If your hotel is outside the pickup area contact provider to know the best pick up location and pick up time.