Imperial Rio: History, Architecture and Heritage

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 60 minutes

Departs: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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In 1808, the Portuguese court moved to Rio de Janeiro, and so the city became the capital of an empire. This historical tour begins in front of the Church of Nossa Senhora do Carmo da Antiga, one of the oldest churches in the city, where you will learn about the early founding of Rio de Janeiro. Pepe, your narrator, is passionate about telling you the stories and legends that downtown Rio has to offer. You will be able to admire the Palacio Imperial from the outside and learn about the influence Napoleon's efforts in Europe had on Rio's founding and its architectural heritage. During this tour you will discover the legend of Mary I, who was imprisoned in a convent, the relogio carioca. You will also pass by the National Museum of the Arts, founded in 1937. On the tour you will see the Municipal Theatre and learn about the founding of the Republic in 1889 and the history of Emperor Pedro II. Your walk ends at the National Library building.

What's Included

All chapters and maps offline and tips to explore Rio de Janeiro

What's Not Included

Smartphone and headsets

Admission Ticket


Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 7 - 12
  • YOUTH: Age: 13 - 17
  • ADULT: Age: 18 - 50
  • SENIOR: Age: 51 - 80

Additional Info

  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Service animals allowed
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • All areas and surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • Transportation options are wheelchair accessible

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Teatro Municipal Carlos Gomes
This beautiful theater is one of the stops in this Imperial Rio audio tour , discover the secrets behind.

• Admission Ticket Free

Igreja Nossa Senhora do Carmo da Antiga Se
The tour will begin in front of this church , we will provide you details of the arquitectura.

• Admission Ticket Free

Praca Quinze de Novembro
In front of General Manuel Osorio Statue you will learn what happened and why is he such a great hero for the city of Rio de Janeiro.

• Admission Ticket Free

Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro
After getting to know the stories in the Carioca Relogio, we will discover the stories of Imperial Rio .

• Admission Ticket Free

National Library (Biblioteca Nacional)
You will learn the stories behind the Imperial Rio after learning about Cinelandia and plaza Floriano.

• Admission Ticket Free

Sao Francisco de Paula Church

• Admission Ticket Free

Statue of General Osorio

• Admission Ticket Free

Igreja de Santa Luzia

• Admission Ticket Free


habithpajaro, 15-07-2020
El recorrido por el río imperial es espectacular, desde la historia hasta la muestra arquitectónica que se puede apreciar hacer el tour perfecto para recorrer la ciudad maravillosa!!!

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