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  • Address: Praça Quinze de Novembro, 48 - Centro, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil 20010-010, Brazil

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Paco Imperial Tours

This former governor’s home was built in 1743 and later served as the residence of the famed Dom Joao. And while this famed Portuguese palace is renowned for its important place in both national and colonial history (the Freedom from Slavery Act was introduced on Paco Imperial’s steps), today it is better known for hosting concerts, movies and other cultural events. 

Paco Imperial is registered as an architectural treasure by the National Artistic and Historical Heritage Institute. This designation has made it a destination for travelers looking to get in touch with both Brazilian history and experience the royal architecture typical of Rio. In addition to temporary art exhibits and musical performances, the palace is home to the Paulo Santos Library—a collection that includes rare books dating back to the 16th century and volumes on topics related to engineering, art and architecture. 

Practical Info

Paco Imperial is located at Praca XV (Quinze) de Novembro 48 near the legislative building. It is open from noon until 6 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday.

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Rio de Janeiro Historical Architecture Sightseeing Tour, Rio de Janeiro, null
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Rio de Janeiro Historical Architecture Sightseeing Tour

3 star rating: Worth doing 4 Reviews

There’s so much more to Rio de Janeiro than Carnival and Copacabana. On this 4-hour guided tour, visit some of Rio’s most beautiful historical buildings and ...  Read more

Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $100.11
Historical Rio Walking Tour, Rio de Janeiro, City Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Historical Rio Walking Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Take the subway and enjoy a guided walking tour in downtown Rio. Many cariocas still refer to downtown as “the City”, as if it were a city apart, so busy, ...  Read more

Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $44.99
Rio de Janeiro Half-Day Walking Tour, Rio de Janeiro, Walking Tours
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Rio de Janeiro Half-Day Walking Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 71 Reviews

Take an afternoon sightseeing tour of Old Rio on foot, and get a feeling for the legends and history woven around the narrow streets and superb baroque ...  Read more

Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $58.00
Bike Tour of Lapa Red Beach Urca and Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro, Walking Tours
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Bike Tour of Lapa Red Beach Urca and Botafogo

Start your tour in Copacabana, one of the most famous beaches in the world. Visit the beachfront neighborhood of Botafogo and Urca, an upscale neighborhood ...  Read more

Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $59.00
Rio Walking Tour with More Than 15 Attractions, Rio de Janeiro, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
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Rio Walking Tour with More Than 15 Attractions

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

Walking tour in Rio de Janeiro by subway. Small groups, learn more about Rio with a "Carioca Tour Guide" - Cultural, Historical Tour. Visit the main ...  Read more

Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $44.99

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