Today we went on our second free walking tour, this time focusing on downtown and an area called Lapa.
The first stop was Colombo Confeitaria, the most famous bakery of Brazil, that was inaugurated during the first years of the Brazilian Republic, in 1894. Beautiful Parisian style architecture and delicious traditional Brazilian and Portuguese snacks.
The next stop was Carmen Miranda’s childhood home. Her parents moved her to Brazil from Portugal shortly after birth. It’s not much of a photo…look for the arrow pointing at the door.
This is a government building. I think they said it was a legislative building.
Located in Cinelandia Square, one of the most fascinating buildings of downtown Rio is without questions the Municipal Theater. This eclectic building full of golden details is almost a miniature of the Opera of Paris.
In Lapa, the most bohemian neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro, we saw see the Carioca Aqueduct that was used to transport water from Carioca River to Carioca Square and other parts of Downtown. Today Carioca Aqueduct is a famous landmark.