Free Walking Sightseeing Tour #7 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 8 sights
Distance 8 km
Ascend 169 m
Descend 151 m

Explore Rio de Janeiro in Brazil with this free self-guided walking tour. The map shows the route of the tour. Below is a list of attractions, including their details.

Activities in Rio de JaneiroIndividual Sights in Rio de Janeiro

Sight 1: 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)

286 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 2: 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)

862 meters / 10 minutes

Sight 3: 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)

1265 meters / 15 minutes

Sight 4: Rio de Janeiro

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Rio de Janeiro, or simply Rio, is the capital of the state of Rio de Janeiro. It is the second-most-populous city in Brazil and the sixth-most-populous city in the Americas.

Wikipedia: Rio de Janeiro (EN), Website, Flag

942 meters / 11 minutes

Sight 5: 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 6: 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)

1757 meters / 21 minutes

Sight 7: GRES Paraíso do Tuiuti

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The Grêmio Recreativo Escola de Samba Paraíso do Tuiuti is a samba school in Rio de Janeiro, located in the neighborhood of São Cristóvão.

Wikipedia: Paraíso do Tuiuti (EN)

1875 meters / 22 minutes

Sight 8: Quinta da Boa Vista

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Quinta da Boa Vista Agencia CNT de Noticias / CC BY 2.0

The Quinta da Boa Vista is a public park of great historical importance located in the São Cristóvão neighbourhood, in the North zone of the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The park was part of the gardens of the São Cristóvão Palace, the residence of the King of Portugal and then the Emperors of Brazil in the 19th century and the home of the Zoological Garden of Rio de Janeiro, with over 2000 species of animals. The building of the old palace hosted the National Museum, with collections on natural history, ethnology and archaeology.

Wikipedia: Quinta da Boa Vista (EN)


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