What to do in the Docklands area of Rio de Janeiro
With the “Porto Maravilha” Project many areas in the Port Zone of Rio de Janeiro are being discovered by residents and tourists. Birthplace of samba and with importance for the African culture the area represent the history , fun is a unforgettable walking tour. Last days the area was cultural heritage of humanity. We selected four attractions in the Dockland are of Rio de Janeiro for you below.
Cais do Valongo
The Cais do Valongo also known as The Pier of the Empress, was the largest slave port in the Americas. Ignored for decades in books and travel guides, with the Porto Maravilha Project you can have access to this part of the history of Brazil completely forgotten by its livers. The site also received the Empress Teresa Christina who came to Rio de Janeiro to marry with the Emperor Dom Pedro II.
Pedra do Sal
Was the place where the salt landed in Rio de Janeiro and after became a meeting point for people of African descent. With these meetings was born samba and his first songs. Known as Little Africa is the place of extreme importance to Brazil’s black culture.
Cemitério dos Pretos Novos
During some repair in a simple house in the center of Rio de Janeiro was found the Cemitério dos Pretos Novos place where many Africans were buried after not resist the long trip across to Brazil.
Greater Graffite of Rio de Janeiro
In the Rua Coelho Castro in the neighborhood of Saúde, is the largest Graffite of Rio de Janeiro. The artist known that did this ar is Tomaz Viana and is located on the side of a building with 30 feet tall. For the art they used 1,500 cans of paint.
[notice ]Fabio Mendonça is a Director, marketing and Tour Guide of Rio Cultural Secrets – Private Tours.[/notice]