Free Tour - Santa Teresa - Art and Politics

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: English, Spanish
Quality Verified 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, cute yellow trams and numerous urban art murals. We will board a public bus to head towards this neighborhood. The journey will take us approximately 15 minutes. We will begin to walk through its cobbled streets while we chat about the history of this area. Did you know that its bohemian fame 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 Empire of Brazil. A walk through the main urban art murals will not be missing on this guided tour. Let us 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).

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Susana 01 Sep 2023
San Miguel de Tucumán

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Travelled in group - Aug 2023
Excelente, con la información brindada por un guía proveniente de la Favela, con una formación catedrática muy buena en lo que a turismo e historia refiere
Pablo 02 Aug 2023
Rio de Janeiro

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Travelled alone - Aug 2023
Muy recomendable. Buenos guías, idioma fluido y conocimiento de los lugares y la cultura. Repetiré!
Nicole 24 Jul 2023
Rio de Janeiro

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Travelled in couple - Jul 2023
Lola was engaging and fun. She did her very best to explain to us on the history of Santa Teresa and politics behind the community. I would prefer slightly lesser explanation on the plants in Brazil and focus more on covering a bigger area during the walking tour (i.e. Museu da Chácara do Céu, Tram Museum , Parque das Ruinas, Carioca Aqueduct). Overall we enjoyed the walking tour.
MARIA 09 Jul 2023

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Travelled in couple - Jul 2023
Aashita 08 Jul 2023
San Francisco

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Travelled alone - Jun 2023
Santa Teresa is a lovey neighborhood and this was a great tour to get a sense of the place, while looking at some beautiful art
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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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