Rio de Janeiro: Exploring the Iconic Downtown Architecture of the Wonderful City

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Audio tour
Audio tour in English
Route length: 30 miles
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Duration 2h 30m - 3h 30m
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After purchase, you will receive the link to download the app to take this tour
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With the in-app audio guide, you decide when to start, pause, and finish your tour
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  • You'll receive a self-guided audio tour right after booking
  • Enjoy the serene Guanabara Bay view in a square surrounded by the Imperial legacy
  • See the beloved landmark that helped gracefully solve the water shortage problem
  • Get fascinated by the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue atop the Mount Corcovado
  • Explore the history and vibrant atmosphere of Rio de Janeiro with in-app audio tour
  • Learn how the locals identify days of the month without a calendar while in the city
Welcome to Rio de Janeiro, the city with sweeping landscapes and the emblematic soaring statue of Christ the Redeemer! This audio tour guarantees you will stroll the city center with your eyes wide open as you get excited about the buildings and history. You will get back in time, when Rio was the capital of Brazil, and see the Tiradentes Palace that housed the National Congress. A few steps away, you will admire the Imperial past and modernity at the quaint Teles Arch alley lined with lovely bars and cafes. The tour will show you the most glaring churches in Rio. For example, you will take in the ornate look and the Neo-Renaissance interior of the famous Candelária church. Later, gaze at the São Francisco de Paula Church, a colonial masterpiece that took almost 100 years to build and decorate with tiles and woodcarving. Then, you will tune in with the vibe of the busy Carioca Square in Rio's heart. After that, don't miss browsing the extensive collection of Brazilian art from the 19th and 20th centuries that the National Museum of Fine Arts boasts of. Across the street, you will see the UNESCO-featured National Library, the largest in Latin America. Finally, the cone-shaped São Sebastião Cathedral will pull you in with its supernatural exterior of a modernist skyscraper rather than a sacred space. Join the tour to fall in love with Rio de Janeiro and its head-turning cityscape while listening to the stories it tells!

What's included

  • Self-guided audio tour for your smartphone on the WeGoTrip app
  • Detailed route from stop to stop with live GPS navigation on your smartphone
  • Recommendations for other quintessential places to visit in Rio de Janeiro
  • Entrance tickets to museums and attractions – you can buy them on your own
  • Earphones — you should use your own
  • Earphones and smartphone are not included – bring your own
  • In-person tour guide

Places you will visit

The route of the tour goes within circle
Palácio Tiradentes
Avenida Presidente Antônio Carlos, Centro
Catedral Metropolitana de São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro
Avenida República do Chile, 245, Centro
Download the app and the digital audio tour on your smartphone before the visit. You will find recommendations on how to get to the staring point in the first step of the tour. If you have any questions or need any assistance, please email us at
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