Santa Lapa free walking tour

Duration: 3h
Languages: English, Spanish
Registered on July 04, 2023

Hi everyone! My name is Ana. I have more than 10 years of experience in tourism and guiding, fun, versatile and passionate about history in general and travel. Carioca but I've also lived in Argentina and UK. Lover of nature and the practice of Yoga.

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    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Welcome to Rio de Janeiro!

Come walk with me, a local guide from Rio de Janeiro, through the famous streets of the historic neighborhoods of Lapa and Santa Teresa.

A path full of art and beautiful landscapes with historic constructions and buildings from the colonial period. It is also where we can see the bohemia and artistic scene of Rio expressed through time. 

At the meeting point located at Praça Floriano, Cinelândia metro station, we will already be surrounded by historic and important buildings, we will continue to the famous Arcos da Lapa and then the Selarón stairs, full of colors and surprises, yield good photos.

Rising to the sky literally lol we will enter the bucolic neighborhood of Santa Teresa. There we will visit the park of the ruins, be careful because this view will be difficult to forget. 

We continue through Santa Teresa to the final destination, the exuberant Metropolitan Cathedral.

Hey ho let's go!

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Praça Floriano, 311 - Centro, Rio de ...
    Praça Floriano, 311 - Centro, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 20031-007, Brazil
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    I'll be in Praça Floriano at the Cinelândia metro station in front of McDonald's with a red T-shirt

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Arcos da Lapa

    The most bohemian neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro. Here you will see the Carioca aqueduct that used to transport water from the Rio Carioca to Largo da Carioca and other areas of the Center built in the 18th century. Today, the Rio aqueduct is an important landmark and a meeting point in Rio's nightlife.

  • 2
    Outside visit
    Escadaria Selarón - Rua Manuel Carneiro - Santa Teresa

    The most famous stairs in the world, Escadaria Selarón! Over 200 steps filled with ceramic tiles from 60 countries around the world and from all corners of Brazil. Do you accept the challenge of looking for tiles where you were born?

  • 3
    Outside visit
    Parque das Ruínas - Rua Murtinho Nobre - Santa Teresa

    Located on the slopes of Santa Teresa, Parque das Ruínas has one of the most beautiful views of the neighborhood. At this same address lived one of the greatest patrons of the arts in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Laurinda Santos Lobo.

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    Outside visit
    Catedral Metropolitana de São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro - Centro

    The Metropolitan Cathedral of São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro, stands out among the buildings in the city center. Its unique architecture draws the attention of everyone who passes by and surprises those who visit! Its appearance and history are not at all conventional and make it one of the most curious points of the wonderful city!

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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Jesús 24 May 2024

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Travelled in group - May 2024
Excelente guía!! Muy amigable, amable y excelente persona. Muy documentada acerca de Río de Janeiro y su historia. La recomiendo ampliamente, será un recorrido espectacular y muy agradable donde aprenderás mucho y te divertirás...simplemente espectacular!!
Andres 04 Apr 2024

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Travelled in family - Mar 2024
Excelente!!! Altamente recomendado para hacer tanto solo, pareja o familia!!
Yamil 29 Mar 2024
Santa Fe

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Travelled in couple - Mar 2024
Ana fue una excelente guía. Siempre contando historias divertidas y muy sonriente. Súper recomendable
Benjamin 21 Mar 2024

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Travelled in couple - Mar 2024
Ana-Maria is a passionate guide with lots of interesting information not only from books but from real life. As Germans, we were able to understand her English very well. She responded to our questions and requests at all times. An all-round sympathetic and valuable person. The places visited were well chosen and besides "Main Stream" we also saw and experienced other things. Thank you Ana-Maria.
Daniel 23 Jan 2024
Panama City

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Travelled in group - Jan 2024
El tour guiado con Ana María estuvo excelente! Lo recomendaría con los ojos cerrados, tiene mucha experiencia como guía turístico. Éramos un grupo de 4 y conocimos mucho de la historia de la ciudad y sitios emblemáticos, pues Ana María explica todo de forma clara e interesante. Incluso nos mostraba los spots para tomarnos fotos y tener las mejores tomas en Cinelandia, Escaleras de Selaron, etc. Además del tour, Ana María se mostró siempre dispuesta a responder preguntas y darnos recomendaciones de qué hacer durante nuestra estadía en Río, ella cuenta con esa chispa carioca, muy buena onda. De seguro al hacer un tour con ella no te arrepentirás!
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Not suitable for pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
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