In the afternoon, we spent 2.5 hours on a free walking tour around Little Africa and Olympic Boulevard. We first learned about these free walking tours in Moscow. A local tour company in many big cities around the world offers a daily tour for free where they show you around the city. At the end of the tours, they ask for a tip, anything you feel like giving.
The first building at the top was Rio’s first skyscraper. I think our guide said it was 22 floors high. A hotel company bought it a few years ago but it remains empty today.
The small stone building is in a square called Praça de Novembro. The square was a proclamation of the Republic of Brazil on November 15, 1889. That building was said to be the port entrance to city back then as the ocean came right up to that building.
The other photos are from the current port