Free tour

Free Tour - Santa Teresa - Art and Politics

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: English, Spanish
Registered on June 27, 2019

Rio / Salvador / Bogotá By Foot was born as a direct result of the union between the owners of Lapa & Art store, business men who believe in the touristic potential of the city- and a special group of friends with different academic backgrounds (law, theater, geography, tourism, museology) who shares two things in common: the Rio de Janeiro credentials in tourism and a lot of love for Rio de Janeiro. The business know-how was aligned with the tour guides experience and expertize. After years of tourist work, we realized that free walking tours services offered in Rio de Janeiro city needed improvements and modernization. Different from many other tourist agencies in the city, we are commited with the well being of our visitors. Our differential starts in the way we present our service. Our mission is with you: Visitors and Tourists! Lapa & Arte souvenir store believed in our project and gave us support to make our ideas come true, which led to it becoming our main partner. Because of them, our clients may have an unique experience at the end of our Free Tour with lots of advantages and comfort. Thank you for the trust in us and walk this way! #WalkThisWay

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Tour description

The bohemian heart of Rio de Janeiro awaits you. During the free tour of the Santa Teresa neighborhood you will discover beautiful mansions, charming yellow trams and numerous urban art murals. The journey will take us approximately 15 minutes. We will begin to walk through its cobblestone streets while we chat about the history of this area. Did you know that its fame as a bohemian comes from the wave of artists who moved here in the sixties? During the tour we will enjoy privileged views of the popular Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro. Between colonial houses, palaces and the passage of the famous yellow trams of the Santa Teresa neighborhood, we will arrive at Parque das Ruinas. There we can enter the house of Laurinda Santos Lobo, a mansion abandoned more than 50 years ago that once represented the splendor of the Brazilian belle époque. The space, which has been rehabilitated, will offer us a spectacular panoramic view of Rio de Janeiro and will show us what life was like in the ancient Brazilian Empire. This guided tour will not miss a walk through the main urban art murals. Let's remember that we are in a place full of artists.

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  • Meeting point:
    Rua Paschoal Carlos Magno, 136 - Sant...
    Rua Paschoal Carlos Magno, 136 - Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 20240-290, Brazil
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    In front of the Santa Teresa Cinema

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Mariela 12 Jul 2024
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Travelled in couple - Jul 2024
Amazing and informative! Highly recommended!
Ali Quintana 08 Jul 2024

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Travelled alone - Jul 2024
Buen tour para conocer los aspectos históricos básicos del barrio de Santa Teresa!
Steffi 07 Jul 2024

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Travelled alone - Jul 2024
Loreana is the best, easy to follow, great English and of course she guided a great tour!
Che Ume 28 Jun 2024

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Travelled alone - Jun 2024
Very good tour with Lola. Insightful about the history of the neighbourhood and politics. Would recommend to those who enjoy learning about history and culture. Few hills but manageable.
Lisa 18 Jun 2024

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Travelled in group - Jun 2024
Great tour guide and very interesting tour.
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What should you know?

Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
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