Free historical centre tour - rio de janeiro
Come with us and discover the real Rio de Janeiro, the Rio beyond the paradisiac beaches, the exuberant nature, carnival and the Corcovado. On our Historical City Free Tour of Rio, you will see the past 5 centuries of rich Brazilian history unfold, from its foundation in 1565 to present day. Hear how a green virgin marsh land, with hills and sugar cane fields, became the most important and charismatic city in Brazil, the most cosmopolitan city in South America, and one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
Let us unravel for you all the elements that make contemporary Rio so vibrant and exciting. Marvel at how one square can go from being the main port where African slaves arrived to the New World in the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries, to the imperial residence of the Portuguese Royal family during the Napoleonic wars in the early 19th century, to the place where the Republic was proclaimed and an independent free Brazil was born in 1889.