A Self-Guided City Tour of Rio de Janeiro's Historic Centre

A Self-Guided City Tour of Rio de Janeiro's Historic Centre, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (B)

Think of a city tour of Rio de Janeiro and you’ll no doubt conjure up images of blissful sandy beaches, spectacular scenery and streets laden with samba-consumed revellers dressed in outlandish costumes.

And yes, they’re an important part of the Rio experience. Perhaps less appreciated are the sights and sounds of the historic centre. Including its dark past when, just two centuries ago, it was the docking point for over two million slaves shipped from Africa. 

Nowadays Rio centro is the financial hub of the city. Where modern skyscrapers mix with colonial and Belle Époque-era buildings. And where the legacy of the FIFA World Cup and Olympics of 2014 and 2016 can be seen along the waterfront in the shape of paved boulevards and gentrified red-brick warehouses.

It’s a part of the city that’s best explored on foot. Our walking tour of downtown Rio de Janeiro will take you through the main sites to give you an insight into how the past shapes the present and the future. And we’ll suggest how you can keep your energy up with some typical carioca street food.  ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: A Self-Guided City Tour of Rio de Janeiro's Historic Centre
Guide Location: Brazil » Rio de Janeiro
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Ian Mackenzie
Read it on Author's Website: https://www.aboveusonlyskies.com/city-tour-of-rio-de-janeiro/
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Praca XV de Novembro
  • Imperial Palace
  • Ilha Fiscal
  • Espaco Cultura da Marinha
  • Traditional Portuguese balconies
  • Nossa Senhora do Carmo
  • Arco do Teles
  • Restaurants at one end of Rua do Ouvidor
  • Banco de Brasil
  • Centro Cultural dos Correios
  • Casa Franca-Brasil
  • Candelaria Catholic
  • Sao Bento Monastery
  • Museo de Art de Rio
  • The Museum of Tomorrow
  • Olympic Boulevard
  • Beyond Praca Maua
  • Mural Etnias
  • Valongo Wharf
  • Pedra do Sal
  • Largo de Sao Francisco da Prainha
  • sculpture of Mercedes Baptiste
  • Avenida Rio Branco
  • Rua do Rosario
  • Confeitaria Colombo
  • Largo de Sao Francisco
  • The Royal Portuguese Reading Room
  • Rua Uruguiana
  • Largo de Carioca
  • Church and Convent of Saint Anthony
  • Petrobras building
  • Museo Sacro Franciscano
  • Avenida Almirante Barroso
  • Municipal Theatre of Rio de Janeiro
  • Avenida Republica do Chile
  • Metropolitan Cathedral of Rio de Janeiro
  • Largo da Lapa exit
  • Carioca Aqueduct
  • Selaron Steps
  • Restaurant Parada Ouvidor

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