After you are picked up from your accomodation, we will begin this walking tour, which is designed to provide a unique snapshot of the legends and stories woven into the narrow streets and historical buildings of downtown Rio de Janeiro. The walk includes visits to many interesting places, such as the Sao Bento Monastery, Candelaria Church, Praca XV, the Travessa do Mercado, the Imperial Palace, the Banco do Brasil Cultural Center, the Casa Franca-Brasil, Rua do Ouvidor, and Rua Goncalves Dias, where we will visit the traditional Confeitaria Colombo. Our walk will continue down Uruguaiana Street, through Largo da Carioca to the Metropolitan Cathedral, where you will board transportation that will return them to their hotels.
- Sao Bento Monastery: Built in the mid-17th century, this monastery is run by Benedictine monks.
- Candelaria Church: This famous church in Rio is the subject of a local legend about a 17th century ship that narrowly survived a storm.
- Praca XV: The historical center of Rio, this large, public square is the location of the Paco Imperial, the Palacio Tiradentes, and the Legislative Assembly of Rio de Janeiro.
- Imperial Palace: Built in the 18th century, this palace can be found in the Praca XV square in Rio.
- Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil: The largest of three locations, this center alone attracts millions of visitors each year.
- Casa Franca-Brasil: A neoclassical building in Rio's Centro district with skylights, it was built in the early 19th century. Currently, the building serves as a museum for modern art.
- Rua do Ouvidor: Once considered the most important street in Rio, Ouvidor begins at the city's port and cuts through the heart of the Centro district.
- Rua Goncalves Dias: Named for an important figure in Brazilian history, this street is a narrow pedestrian walkway that passes by many old fashioned buildings.
- Confeitaria Colombo: This large complex It has been open for over 120 years.
- Largo da Carioca: Considered by many as the heart of Rio, this large public square has been the site of many important historical events in Brazil's past.
- Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Sebastian: A remarkable departure from the usual neoclassical designs of many of the country's churches, Rio's Saint Sebastian Cathedral is incredibly modern: it resembles a cone without the tip, taking some inspiration from Mayan pyramids.