Half-Day Architecture Walking Tour in Rio

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Duration: 4 hours

Departs: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

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Enjoy a half-day tour through the architectural landmarks in Rio.

Rio de Janeiro was recently named the first World Capital of Architecture by UNESCO. The city has constructions of the colonial period, buildings in the art-deco style and modernist buildings.

Our walking tour starts from the Carioca’s Square in the Downtown area, where we see a group of constructions of the XVII century: the Church and the Convent of St. Anthony. Then we proceed towards the Rio Branco Avenue, the first avenue to be opened in our city. Then, we go to the Cinelandia Square to see its Art Deco Constructions before we make another time jump towards the modernist architecture. The tour ends at the Museum of Modern Art.

What's Included

Tour Guide

What's Not Included

Entrance ticket to the Convent of St. Anthony (approx. 10 BRL per person).

Entrance ticket to the Museu de Arte Moderna (approx. 20 BRL per person).


Roundtrip transfer

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 4
  • CHILD: Age: 5 - 10
  • ADULT: Age: 11 - 99

Additional Info

  • Comfortable clothing and walking shoes are recommended for this tour.
  • Contact us to confirm the pickup time according to hotel location.
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • If requested, you must present a copy of your ID.
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Reduced mobility or Wheelchair must be informed in advance and it is subject to availability.must be informed in advance.
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Contact us back if you need further instructions to get to the Meeting Point.
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Non refundable in case of bad weather.
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers per tour guide.

Cancellation Policy

What To Expect

Largo da Carioca
It is considered the heart of Downtown Rio. The occupation of the city started on this place. From here, you may see the Church and the Convent of Saint Anthony.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Convent of St. Anthony (Convento do Santo Antonio)
Built in 1608 by the Order of Saint Frances, the Convent of Saint Anthony is one of the first and most important catholic constructions in Rio. If we are lucky, we may be able to attend a mass.
Ticket: 10 BRL per person.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Admire the Art Deco buildings.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Palacio Capanema
We can see Le Corbusier’s "Five Points of a New Architecture" incorporated into the design of the building. It was designed between 1935 and 1936, by a team of young architects, such as Lucio Costa and Affonso Eduardo Reidy. Oscar Niemeyer, who became Brazil's best-known architect later, was an intern in Costa's office by then.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Academia Brasileira De Letras
Located inside the Edifício Austregésilo de Athayde, the building is a symbol for modernist architecture in Rio.

• Admission Ticket Free

Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro
The Museum of Modern Art inaugurates the brutalism aesthetic in the city.
Ticket: 20 BRL per person.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included


Very informative and highly recommended
Matthew S, 01-12-2022
Monica was very knowledgeable and provided a lot of background information to the sites visited. Thoroughly enjoyed the day.
A great introduction to Rio and Brazil!
AnnaUlla_R, 07-04-2022
An amazing way to learn about the city, its culture, history and art. A must for anyone interested in architecture. It was a beautiful experience to learn about different times of the city, its architectural developments as well as possibility to see the city in action. To see people engaging in their hobbies was a great way to learn about Rio.

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