Free Walking Tour Rio de Janeiro of Downtown and Lapa: the best way to see Rio de Janeiro!!

For sure Rio is one of the most beautiful cities of the world and that is why everyone who comes here gets passionate. But beyond the nature, beaches, Corcovado, carnival and caipirinhas there is a lot to see in amazing vibrant, colorful metropolis.

Go  back in time in our Free Walking Tour Rio de Janeiro* of Downtown and Lapa and re-live the past while walking through the charming colonial streets of Rio and leaning about the four centuries of the history of the city.

Comprehend how the geography of the city influenced on the development of it and how Rio became the capital of Brazil for more than 200 years. See the buildings where the important decisions of the city where made when Rio was the capital. Discover that Rio wasn’t only the capital of Brazil, but also the only city in South America that was the capital of an European kingdom (yes, here was the capital of Brazil and Portugal).

Find out why Brazil was an Empire and not a Republic after its independence. Also admire the belle Epoque buildings of Rio and understand why a few of the buildings of the historical center look French

After learning all of this, you will understand why Rio is so vibrant, multicultural, colorful, musical and cosmopolitan today. The only city in South American to host the Olympics in 2016!

End the tour visiting 2 of the most important sights of Rio: the worldwide famous Selaron Steps and  aqueduct of the bohemian neighborhood of Lapa.

Free Walking Tour Rio de Janeiro of Downtown and Lapa: places we cover

We’ll also cover: Carioca Square, Colombo Bakery, Travessa do Comércio, XV Square, Imperial Palace, Tiradentes Palace, Cinelândia, Municipal Theater, National Library, City Council, Fine Arts Museum

No booking required! Just show up at the meeting point and we’ll be waiting for you!

How can you run a Free Walking Tour Rio de Janeiro?

Our Free Walking Tour Rio de Janeiro work on a tip-only basis! Get more information on our FAQ


  • Get 10%off in a Havaianas shop
  • After the tour you can join us for a lunch where we have Feijoada – the most typical Brazilian dish – at a local restaurant and at the great price!

*More than 10 people groups: we offer private tours (booking is required)

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