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Sugarloaf Mountain & City Tour with Metropolitan Cathedral

1. Sugarloaf Mountain & City Tour with Metropolitan Cathedral

Your tour begins with a drive through beautiful downtown Rio, passing by the Sambodrome, the Metropolitan Museum, Cinelândia square with its historical buildings, the Municipal Theater, the National Library and the National Museum of Fine Arts. Passing through the Aterro do Flamengo , the largest park in Rio de Janeiro you arrive in Urca, home of the famous Sugarloaf Mountain , one of the major symbols of the city. Your visit to the top is made by two sets of cable cars, the first taking you to the top of Urca Hill which stands 215 meters high and overlooks Guanabara Bay and its many islands, the Rio-Niteró Bridge and Corcovado Hill, where you can see the statue of Christ the Redeemer keeping watch over the citizens of Rio. Your second cable car journey takes you to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain where panoramic vista's await and you can view such sights as the famous Copacabana Beach.

Rio de Janeiro: Downtown Walking Tour

2. Rio de Janeiro: Downtown Walking Tour

Depart from the meeting point and take the subway to Downtown Rio de Janeiro. The historic center of Rio de Janeiro is surrounded by centuries-old roads and buildings that show important periods in Brazilian history, from the time of the monarchy up to Brazil becoming a republic. Delve into 500 years of Brazilian history with a visit to the XV de Novembro Square. Admire the architecture of ALERJ building, Paço Imperial, and do Carmo Convent. Walk past the dos Teles Arch and see its winding alleyways. Follow your tour guide to Candelária Church and learn about its importance to the city. Then, discover hidden treasures in the architecture of the Brazil Bank Cultural Center, or as locals call "CCBB". Admire the contrast between old and modern by walking down the street to Cinelandia Square. Explore political and cultural buildings in the area, such as Municipal Theater of Rio de Janeiro, National Library of Brazil, National Museum of Fine Arts, and City Council of Rio de Janeiro. Revel at the architecture of Colombo's Bakery, one of the main landmarks of the city's, and have a snack. Finish your tour at a subway station in Downtown Rio, and choose to return to your hotel or continue exploring the region on your own.

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What people are saying about National Library of Brazil

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 52 reviews

Everything is great except for the fact that a guided tour much too little time the visitor. Therefore, we have interrupted our participation in the mountain summit and made a nice day 'with lunch and many photos, videos, etc. Then drove independently with a taxi (20 Realos) to the hotel. Would never book a tour.

Super French-speaking guide (Philippe), really very friendly, who knows the city perfectly and will guide you according to your desires! For a great visit, ask for Philippe the Swiss!!

very good experience, pick up in copacabana, do not forget to call the day before to indicate the hotel where you want to be picked up

5 min experience for the best view of Rio

Strolling in the bond that joins the Urca and Sugarloaf hills is undoubtedly one of the beautiful dreams to fulfill.

you should have seen it

Everything was great and our tour guide Luciana had managed everything well