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RioGuides offers private guided tours, transfers, rental apartments and personalized services for people settling in Brazil. All services are offered in English, Dutch, French, Italian and Portuguese. Our guides have expert knowledge about the history and culture of Rio the Janeiro.

We are offering all the regular tours like Christ the Redeemer, Sugarloaf, Maracanã stadium, the beaches and some lesser known destinations within Rio the Janeiro like walking tours in downtown or the Tijuca forest.

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"Hi, my name is Koen, one of the local tour guides at RioGuides. I was born in Belgium and moved permanently to Brazil in 2008. Since then I changed my profession and became a local tour guide in the state of Rio de Janeiro. I love the city of Rio and I hope to share the love and admiration for this city with tourists visiting the Marvelous city. I hope when you come to Rio you will go beyond the obvious sights like the Christ Statue and the Sugarloaf mountain, and try to visit other sights like the historical city center or just enjoy your stay in the city by living the Carioca way of live."

"I'm  Marcia, 35 years old, I'm half Minas, half Bahia a mix of cheese (from Minas Gerais where I was born) and pepper (from Bahia where I lived the greater part of my life). I have been travelling, living and working around the globe. I lived in New York, London, Belgium and onboard a cruise ship where I met people from all over the world.   A few years ago I returned to Brazil and I decided to become a local tour guide in the city of Rio de Janeiro, the place that became my new hometown, once you get a taste of this city, you are hooked. I am interested in a wide variety of things: culture, music, arts, languages, travel, food,  meeting new people,…"

"My name is Fabiana, I am originally from the South of Brazil, but I already moved to Rio de Janeiro since 1993, after I lived in the United States for 3 years. Rio is my favored city in the whole wide world and I will make sure the city will also become one of your favorite destinations! I have been a tour guide for more than  15 years,  also with  a lot of international traveling experience,  and I am always looking for more choices and opportunities for our clients, making each tour a unique experience! Hope to see you soon in Rio de Janeiro!"

 

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Confectionery Colombo

Confeitaria Colombo

The "Confectionery Colombo" is located in the historic center of Rio de Janeiro and it is one of the main sights at the center of Rio de Janeiro, worth a visit and a good place to have a little lunch during a visit of the city center.

 

History:

The confectionery was founded in 1894 by 2 Portuguese immigrants Joaquim Borges de Meireles, and Jose Manuel Lebrão,the confeitaria underwent several reforms but the most important one occurred in 1913, the first floor as it is today is almost exactly the same as it was after the 1913 reopening. A flamboyant architecture in Art Nouveau style with giant mirrors from Antwerp framed by elegant friezes carved from jacaranda wood. The furniture was carved by the same craftsman Antonio Borsoi, the tabletops are Italian marble and the light fixtures are from France. The makeover of 1913 was inspired by the broader urban renewal that had overtaken Rio de Janeiro around the turn of the century. The confeitaria Colombo became a meeting place for Intellectuals and politicians. In 1922 the storage room on the second floor was reformed into a tea room.
The traditional house also opened a branch on Avenida Nossa Senhora de Copacabana, but it was closed and now houses an agency of "Banco do Brasil". On the doors of the agency you can still see the logo of the Confeitaria Colombo. More recently they opened a branch in the Fort of Copacabana.

Opening Hours:

time

Cofee and snacks (Bar Jardim)

Mon. - Fri.: From 9.00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.
Sat. and holidays: From 9:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

Lunch (Cristovão - second floor)

Mon. - Sat.: From noon until 4:00 p.m.

Memória (A litte room full of memorabilia of Confetaria Colombo)

Mon. - Fri.: From noon until 6:00 p.m.
Sat. and holidays: From noon until 5:00 p.m.

Cafe do Forte (Copacabana branch)

Tue. - Sun.: From 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.


Confeitaria Colombo

Address:
Rua Gonçalves Dias, 32 Rio de Janeiro RJ 20050-030 Brazil

Latitude: -22.9052783
Longitude: -43.178839
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