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  1. Brazil
  2. Rio de Janeiro
  3. Escadaria Selarón

4-Hour Urban Arts Walking Tour

Product ID: 52663
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Enjoy a unique experience on the streets of Rio de Janeiro on tour that takes to you see the best of its urban art. A knowledgeable local guide will show you works from colorful tiles to a 15-meter-tall mural known as Las Etnias, or The Ethnicities.
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Duration 4 hours
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Spanish, English, Portuguese
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  • See the best street art in Rio with an urban arts guide
  • Get a glimpse into the urban art scene in Rio’s diverse neighborhoods
  • Marvel at the world’s largest street mural on Olimpic Boulevard
Full description
On this unique 4-hour tour you’ll meet your guide at the Olinda Rio Hotel and head to the Gloria neighborhood by Metro. Visit the Selaron Steps, where you’ll see the work of a Chilean artist. The huge mosaic features tiles from around the world, and spans 400 steps in Lapa area.

The second stop on your tour will be Praça Mauá. The square marks the beginning of Avenida Rio Branco and the beginning of the port region. The guide will point out important buildings around the square, such as the Rio Art Museum (MAR) and the Museum of Tomorrow.

Continue your walk along Olympic Boulevard to see the variety of artwork, including the massive 3,000-square-meter Etnias mural. It’s in the Guinness Book of World Records!

Visit the Pedra do Sal, originally a slave village, and a place with special significance for Cariocas of African descent and fans of samba and choro music.

Your guide will walk with you to the Metro station and tell you how to get back to your accommodation. For those staying in the center of the city the guide will give you tips on the best bars, restaurants and museums if you want to explore further after the tour.
  • English-speaking tour guide (specialist in urban arts)
  • Round-trip Metro and tram tickets
What’s Not Included
  • Foods and beverages

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Meeting point

At 2:00 pm in front of Olinda Rio Hotel, Avenida Atlântica 2230, Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro.

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Duration: 4 hours

Includes: round-trip subway tickets and tickets for the VLT (tram)

Guide: English-speaking guide specializing in the urban arts
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Product ID: 52663