The tour begins by showing the history of Cinelandia Square, once known as the Brazilian Broadway, due to its theaters and movie theaters. From there, we walk to the Castelo area, which used to be a hill until the early 20th century, stopping by Tiradentes Palace, headquarters to the State Government of Rio de Janeiro.
We will check the Praça XV Square, a place filled with history, and walk by the Olympic Boulevard. Then, we will head to Rua do Ouvidor, once the main street of commerce of the city, and stop at Confeitaria Colombo, where you can try some Brazilian tidbits and have a cup of the delicious Brazilian coffee.
After this short break, we will go to Tiradentes Square, the place where Brazil’s first Constitution was signed, and to the Royal Portuguese Reading Room (Real Gabinete Português de Leitura), elected by Time Magazine one of the 5 most beautiful libraries in the world. We will then take a walk through Rua do Lavradio and Lapa, Rio’s most bohemian neighborhood, heading to the Selaron Stairs, a staircase decorated with colored tiles from all over the world, work of the Chilean artist Jorge Selaron, where the tour ends.