Self-guided Sightseeing Tour #11 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 9 sights
Distance 9 km
Ascend 284 m
Descend 191 m

Experience Rio de Janeiro in Brazil in a whole new way with our self-guided sightseeing tour. This site not only offers you practical information and insider tips, but also a rich variety of activities and sights you shouldn't miss. Whether you love art and culture, want to explore historical sites or simply want to experience the vibrant atmosphere of a lively city - you'll find everything you need for your personal adventure here.

Activities in Rio de JaneiroIndividual Sights in Rio de Janeiro

Sight 1: Arcos da Lapa

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The Carioca Aqueduct, also known as Arcos da Lapa, is an aqueduct in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The aqueduct was built in the middle of the 18th century to bring fresh water from the Carioca River to the population of the city. It is a typical example of colonial architecture and engineering.

Wikipedia: Carioca Aqueduct (EN)

1640 meters / 20 minutes

Sight 2: Campo de Santana

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Campo de Santana, also known as Praça da República, is a park located in the center of the municipality of Rio de Janeiro, in the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The name of the square is a reference to the fact that it is located in the vicinity of where the proclamation of the Republic of Brazil took place in 1889.

Wikipedia: Campo de Santana (Parque do Rio de Janeiro) (PT)

1224 meters / 15 minutes

Sight 3: Sambadrome Marquês de Sapucaí

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Sambadrome Marquês de Sapucaí Fernando Frazão/Agência Brasil / CC BY 3.0 br

The Sambadrome Marquês de Sapucaí is a purpose-built parade area built for the Rio Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The venue is also known as Passarela Professor Darcy Ribeiro or simply the Sambódromo in Portuguese or Sambadrome in English. It is located in the downtown area of Cidade Nova in Rio de Janeiro, and is the place where samba schools parade competitively each year during the Rio Carnival. The parades attract many thousands of Brazilians and foreign tourists each year, and the structure is also used as a multi-purpose performance venue. The structures of the Sambadrome were designed by the architect Oscar Niemeyer (1907–2012), and represent his first major work after the end of the Brazilian dictatorship of 1964–1985.

Wikipedia: Sambadrome Marquês de Sapucaí (EN)

286 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 4: Praça da Apoteose

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The Apotheosis Square is a venue in Rio de Janeiro close to the Morro da Mineira favela. It is part of Sambadrome Marquês de Sapucaí, which can hold a maximum 90,000 people. For concerts, it can hold from 10,000 to 40,000 people.

Wikipedia: Praça da Apoteose (EN)

920 meters / 11 minutes

Sight 5: GRES Estácio de Sá

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The Grêmio Recreativo Escola de Samba Estácio de Sá is one of the most traditional samba schools of the city of Rio de Janeiro. It has won once the top-tier Rio parade in 1992.

Wikipedia: Estácio de Sá (samba school) (EN)

894 meters / 11 minutes

Sight 6: GRES São Clemente

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The Grêmio Recreativo Escola de Samba São Clemente is a samba school from Rio de Janeiro, located in the Cidade Nova neighborhood, on Avenida Presidente Vargas.

Wikipedia: São Clemente (school) (EN)

1059 meters / 13 minutes

Sight 7: GRES Unidos da Tijuca

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GRES Unidos da Tijuca

The Grêmio Recreativo Escola de Samba Unidos da Tijuca is a samba school of the city of Rio de Janeiro. It was founded on 31 December 1931 from the fusion of existing blocks in Morro do Borel. Among its founders are Leandro Chagas, João de Almeida, Pacific Vasconcelos, Tatão, Alfredo Gomes, Marina Silva, Orlando da Costa Godinho, Zeneida Oliveira, and Regina Vasconcelos.

Wikipedia: Unidos da Tijuca (EN)

1355 meters / 16 minutes

Sight 8: Morro do Pinto

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Morro do Pinto Ricardo Cassiano / CC BY 3.0 br

Morro do Pinto is a hill located in the neighborhood of Santo Cristo, in the Central Zone of the city of Rio de Janeiro. At its foot is the Bhering Factory, while at its summit is the Church of Our Lady of Montserrat.

Wikipedia: Morro do Pinto (PT)

1611 meters / 19 minutes

Sight 9: Morro da Providência

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Morro da Providência is a favela located between the two Rio de Janeiro districts of Santo Cristo and Gamboa. It has an altitude of 115 metres and is located in the port area of the city. It is widely considered to be the first favela community in Brazil."The granite hump of Providencia gazes down like a stern guardian on the old port of Rio de Janeiro. It offers probably the finest viewpoint over any city I know."

Wikipedia: Morro da Providência (EN)


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