Santa Teresa Free Walking Tour

Santa Teresa: a charming hilltop neighborhood turned artistic haven

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Largo dos Guimarães

Our meeting point. The main tram station, a square filled with handcraft stores from local artists.

Atelier Bonzolandia

Open-air studio of local artist Getúlio Damado, whose work has been exhibited at MoMA and in Paris.

Bar do Gomes

Traditional Santa Teresa bar with a history of almost a century

Casa do Barão de Maua

A residence that belonged to the Baron of Mauá, a businessman from the time of Brazil’s Empire who drove the country’s modernization and became the richest man in South America.

Ruins Park (Parque das Ruínas)

Old mansion where a socialite used to throw parties with lots of artists, now a cultural center with great view of the city.


(Tips Based)

Saturdays at 2:30pm

Largo dos Guimarães


Eng, Port

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A Quick Note About Free Tours

Free walking tours are a great way to learn about the history and culture of the city for free. Rio Free Walking Tour does not charge for them although you are welcome to tip our guides at the end. Your contribution is their payment. We have no sponsor, it’s not an obligation, and we understand that any money should be voluntarily given. They will never pressure you to tip them but it is the way we can keep showing the city to the visitors.

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