Walking Tour 2
Olimpic Boulevard, Praça Mauá & Praça XV
The evolution of the port region is closely linked to the role of Rio de Janeiro on the national and international scenarios. After the transferring of the slave market to Valongo, the region became a dynamic center for the economy both of the city and the country. This importance was maintained until the decline of the industrial sector in the city, which coincides with technological changes in port operation that led to the relocation of important activities to the Caju pier.
From the colonial period until the beginning of the Republic, the region was home to the primary port of Brazil and, therefore, it witnesses to facts that shaped much of what we are today as Brazilians. Walking tour through this area is a trip back in time.
Streets and buildings express and represent important moments for the construction of our national identity. Thousands of immigrants arrived in Rio through the gate of the Port, the slavery abolition speech was held from one of the Palace’s balcony in this area.
Besides, the Port Region that used to be so ugly, now it is an amazing outdoor recreation area. Hundreds of outdoor events are held in this walking tour area all year around.
- Museo de Arte do Rio (Mar)
4/5hs Half Day Tour
Private Brazilian English spoken tour guide
Pick up and drop off at your hotel / Cruise ship or Airport
2 Round trip ticket to public transports per person:
- 1 round trip ticket Subway
- 1 round trip ticket VLT – Light Rail Vehicle (LRV) – An Olimpic legacy, to cross from one end to another in downtown.
- Private transportation (Available to be quoted)
- Entrance fees
Price per person:
1 Pax – R$450,00
2 Pax – R$350,00 p/p
3 – 4 pax – R$300,00 p/p
5 up – R$200,00 p/p
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