The best way to know about the people and the culture of a place is to explore it on foot. The colourful city of Rio is full of unexpected surprises and twists, and if you want to discover them all, grab your walking shoes and get set on the way.
You can explore a variety of fascinating places in Rio like the Mannerist style Sao Bento Monastery which was established by the Benedictine monks. The Nossa Senhora de Candelaria which is an important church in Rio as well as the Metropolitan Cathedral which is dedicated to the patron saint of the city. The churches in Rio de Janeiro are not only of great religious value but historically and architecturally are also very enriching.
The Praca XV de Novembro square which lies in the centre of the city is a place where you can enjoy your time. The historical Imperial Palace is another attraction of the city that you can explore on foot. This palace was once the residence of the Brazilian royalty.
And it’s not just about the places; you can also get to learn a lot about the Brazilian food while being on a walking tour. The street food culture in Rio is as diverse and rich as the country itself, and things like Feijoada, pipoca, Tapioca, pastels, and many more can be best savoured on the streets.
So, what are you waiting for! Get your bags ready and get to experience this city of Cariocas more intimately this Olympic season.